Windows Process Security Detects Risky Running Processes

April 8, 2010 | Filed under Security, Software

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When you launch Windows Task Manager, it shows some information about the running processes and applications but most of the time it is not enough to tell whether they are safe or malicious. Some smart virus are able to mask itself by using the exact same name as the normally safe process in Windows such as crss.exe, explorer.exe, svchost.exe and etc. The Windows 7 Task Manager has been improved allowing you to open file location and open the Properties window so you can learn more information about it. However it still requires you to know some knowledge to be able to identify if the process is safe or dangerous.

Windows Process Security can help you to rate the risk level of the running processes. It uses a database that currently lists 125,770 low, medium and critical risk level processes. It also shows a brief information on the process to advice you on what the process can do on your computer if it belongs to the risky level.

Windows Process Security

The threat database can be updated with a click and it will download a 28MB malware.db file to be placed at the same directory as Windows Process Security. If it detected any low, medium or critical risk process, you can fix the problem or terminate the process by right clicking on the process. The files that has been removed are not really deleted from your computer but merely moved to a temporary folder.

Download Windows Process Security




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