Using the Processes Tab

This section provides a quick description of the processes tab that lists all running processes on the system with CPU and memory usage information.

Comparing to the Applications tab, the Processes tab is much more interesting. The Processes tab shows information about the processes running on your computer. Processes listed on this tab represent applications that you started yourself interactively, applications that other users started through remote connections, applications that started by the system as start up programs, and background processes started by the system as system services.

For each process listed on this tab, the Task Manager can report a lot of information, including session ID, process ID (PID), process name, CPU usage, memory usage, number of threads, page faults, handle count, etc. See the picture below as an example:
Windows Task Manager - Processes Tab

As you can see from this picture, you can select any process and click the "End Process" button to close the selected process.

Windows Task Manager provides very similar functions as the "ps" command on a Unix system.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 What Is Windows Task Manger?

 Starting Windows Task Manger and Using Applications Tab

Using the Processes Tab

 Ending a Running Process

 Using the Performance Tab

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version