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Process Security Manager - detailed information on running processes

Posted by ClifNotes, Jun 2008, permalink System Information


PSM (Process Security Manager) does everything it claims to do. It will give you access to more information about the running processes on your system. It even offers recommendations on whether a process is good or bad. However, there are a couple of things I didn't like.


When installing, it sets you up to install the Yahoo Toolbar and make Yahoo Search the default search engine. It allows you to opt out of those with two check boxes, but I really hate to see these offers.



While you are looking at the process list, what can you do if you see a process that you don't like? Can you kill the process or change it's auto-run settings? PSM won't let you actively do anything to a process.


I won't recommend this program because there are already tools out there that are better at this job and give you far more options.


Here are a few that I can recommend.

Process Explorer







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Quote from the website

Process Security Manager displays detailed information about all running processes (applications, DLLs, BHOs, and services). For each process, it enhances the functionality of Windows Task Manager by providing a security risk rating, a process description, and file path. The security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware, a Trojan, or keylogger.

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What tools do you use to control your PC's processes?