Sysinternals Update: Process Explorer

On June 6th Windows Sysinternals released version 15.2 of Process Explorer (a Task Manager replacement). The update includes the following:

  • Autoruns functionality that adds a new Autostart Location column and property to the process and DLL views with information of where the image is automatically started or loaded from.
  • .Net stack walking support to the thread stack dialog.
  • Process timeline column showing the process’ lifetime relative to other processes.

For those who don’t know about Sysinternals and/or Process Explorer, here’s a quick description of each:

Sysinternals: Website featuring freeware utilities to manage, diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor a Microsoft Windows. These are hosted on Microsofts TechNet website.

Process Explorer: System monitoring tool which can be used as a replacement for the built-in Task Manager for Windows. This is what the Task Manager should be.