System Explorer is a free Windows application for monitoring system processes, tasks and performance of the system. System Explorer comes in installer version as well as a portable version. It can be an alternative to the Windows task manager. The functionality is similar to Process explorer from Sysinternals.
System explorer has a tabbed interface, it displays four tabs, Tasks, Processes, Performance and History. The tasks tab displays the running programs like Windows task manager. Processes tab displays all the running processes. Performance tab shows the system performance information. You can also add tabs for other processes like Autoruns to see which programs are running at the startup.
When you first fire up the program it will run an optional security scan of all the running processes against online security database. Once the scan is finished it will show you a screen with all the processes. If there is any suspicious process listed you can click on the details icon, it will take you to an online page displaying information page about the process. It also displays the CPU usage, memory usageÂ for each process listed.
Using the right click context menu you can always see the process details and set the priority of the process. It allows you to end processes from the processes tab, or restart any process. If you wish to end process tree with sub processes, for example Chrome shows several processes each referring to a single tab, you can do so from the context menu.
Performance tab shows the CPU usage, RAM /Swap usage. It will highlight the programs which use high percentage of processor and RAM / Swap.
Another useful feature is that you can get the file information about any process using Systemexplorer site or using Google. You can also check the file against online security database at virustotal.com or jotti.org
SystemExplorer is a free windows application for Windows XP / Vista/ Windows 7. It is also available as portable application. System Explorer 3.8.4 is released now.