Posts Tagged ‘Sysinternals’

Unable to Terminate Process – Windows Task Manager Alternatives

Friday, November 4th, 2011

If the Terminate Process function in Windows Task Manager isn’t powerful enough for you, then here are some other options …

Today I tried to install the Adobe Flash Plugin for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The basic idea was to download the executable, run it and have Flash installed. The problem was that somehow the whole process got corrupted which had several consequences. The Flash Player installation running in the background was creating new temporary Flash executables in the temporary cache directory. When I tried to terminate the process via Windows Task Manager I received the message that access was denied. This happened with the online installer. I received the message “Unable to Terminate Process The operation could not be completed The operation is not valid for this process”.


SysInternals Updater

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This looks like a program that would be worth looking into …

Applications developed by SysInternals are used by many Windows technicians, system administrators and tech savvy computer users. The tool collection offers some of the best applications in their respective field, among the utilities like Autoruns, Process Explorer or Rootkit Revealer. The software programs can be downloaded separately from the website or as part of the SysInternal Suite which contains all public programs in their latest version.


Process Explorer 14 Released

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

I haven’t tried this out myself, but it sounds like an extremely useful tool for tech types …

Process Explorer by Sysinternals is one of those programs that every computer technician and enthusiast should have in their troubleshooting collection. Process Explorer 14 has just been released by its developer Mark Russinovich. The new version of the popular process analysis tool is considered a major update.


Learn About Some Sysinternals Tools that Might be Flying Under the Radar

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

These are new to me, but they sound like pretty useful tools …

In a previous post, I looked at five tools that I use rather regularly from Sysinternals. This time I want to do a part two that features utilities I don’t use as often, but that are also very helpful when you need them. Don’t get me wrong, all of the tools by Russinovich and gang are very useful — except maybe the Blue Screen of Death Screensaver — but some of them don’t get as much attention.


Five Favorite Sysinternals Tools and What They Do

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Here are some extremely handy tools for Windows users …

Sysinternals has been around for quite some time and was acquired by Microsoft in 2006. As many of you know, these are great little tools for getting some heavy hitting Windows things done and sometimes done better than when using the built in tools for a task.