Windows provides a Process Manager (called Task Manager) out of the box. Although it’s more than sufficient for most people, advanced users will find it to be a bit too basic. SysInternals Process Explorer is probably the most popular Task Manager alternative. However, it may have an worthy competitor in YAPM. YAPM as you may have guessed stands for Yet Another (remote) Process Monitor.
YAPM’s interface looks stunning and definitely makes a great first impression. The Ribbon interface ensures that in spite of being packed with features YAPM doesn’t look cluttered and confusing. And in case you are not comfortable with the Ribbon UI you also have the option of using the old school Menu based UI.
YAPM is one of the most advanced Process Manager’s available. Here are just a few of its features:
Support for remote monitoring of processes.
Ability to set process affinity in a multi-core system (i.e. specify the Core that will be favoured by a Process).
Ability to trim a process’s working set and release unused RAM.
Includes a Process Viewer which offers extremely detailed information about each process.
Advanced Job management feature which permits the user to add some processes to a job and set limits which will affect all processes in that job.
Includes Module and thread management options.
Handle management (keys, files, semaphores…etc. opened by a process)
List of TCP/UDP connections opened
Advanced Windows management features (opacity, position, show, hide etc.)
Ability to detect the process associated to a window via simple drag and drop.
Ability to view and modify the privileges of processes.
Includes hex editor for viewing memory of processes.
Can monitor monitor all actions made by a specific process.
Can find Hidden Processes feature to detect basic hidden rootkits.
If that list seems crazy, believe me when I say that YAPM contains loads of other features. YAPM is not something every user will need or appreciate. But, it’s every advanced user’s dream utility.
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Version Reviewed: 220.127.116.11
License: Open Source – Freeware
Operating System: Windows All