Saturday, May 12, 2007

Determine the application that spawn a certain process

Maintaining the performance of a computer takes a lot of research and tinkering of the system. One of the tools that that I find really useful is Process Explorer formerly of Sys Internals which is now a part of Microsoft. It was originally and still is designed/maintained by Mark Russinovich, et al. One of the key features that I like with Process Explorer is that it shows a tree view of the running process in a system. And in addition to that it allows the user to search by process handle or a DLL substring. The best feature that I like with this tool is that it shows you the command line arguments used to run the application. If you think this is too good to be true, see for yourself. Head to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/ProcessExplorer.mspx and download the file. ~ts~

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