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9% remove it91% keep it
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16.04 7.69%
16.02 23.08%
15.40 23.08%
15.22 7.69%
15.13 7.69%
15.3 23.08%
12.04 7.69%

Process Explorer

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What is Process Explorer?  (from Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com)

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the han...  Read more


Process Explorer is a software program developed by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com. The most common release is 16.02, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The programs's main executable is procexp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 20.85 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 2.69 MB (2,818,266 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 85% of users of Process Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sysinternals\Process Explorer
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\zipinst.exe /uninst "C:\Program Files\Sysinternals\Process Explorer\uninst1~.nsu"
Estimated size: 2.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Process Explorer

Program executable:procexp.exe
Name:Process Explorer
Sysinternals Process Explorer
Signed by:Microsoft Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\Sysinternals\Process Explorer\procexp.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Process Explorer is a system monitoring and examination utility. It provides the functionality of Windows Task Manager along with a rich set of features for collecting information about processes running on the user's system. It can be used...

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • procexp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Process Explorer-akoya-me.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.2200227358%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.07943380%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.14058893%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:790 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:17 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Process Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove Process Explorer from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Process Explorer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Process Explorer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Process Explorer.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 10 23%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows 10 23.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 8 Pro 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.19%
  Thailand 3.70%
  Belgium 3.70%
  Sweden 3.70%
  Canada 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 23.08%
Medion 7.69%
Toshiba 7.69%
Common models
HP TouchSmart tm2 Noteboo... 15.38%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 7.69%
Gateway FX6860 7.69%
Dell XPS L701X 7.69%
Dell Inspiron 5520 7.69%


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