Is there any way to determine which program is running a given process in the Windows task manager?

Omstavan Samant October 12, 2012
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I want to know which software or program is running a particular process which I saw in the Windows task manager. Is there any method or can it be done through some software or any other task manager?

  1. Bodi Hemanth
    October 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Well, it’s hard to judge from the process’s name but you can search online with the keywords entered for more indepth description of the program. Also don’t confuse services and programs within the same line of identification since they interpret different functions

  2. OMSTAVAN SAMANT
    October 14, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Thank you everyone!

  3. Igor Rizvi?
    October 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    http://lifehacker.com/5378494/five-best-windows-task-manager-alternatives try this,it has alot of alternatives with more details than win7 task manager

  4. Sam Kar
    October 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm
  5. Usman Mubashir
    October 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    click the running programs and rightclick>goto process, If no program is running it then maybe its a hidden program or a windos utility.

  6. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    just google the service name and it will provide you with specific details! or else atleast direct you to a forum or some thing with relevant information,.

  7. susendeep dutta
    October 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Use process hacker -

    http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/

    Under description of each process it shows the name of software or company that the process is related to.Also,if you select a process and hit enter,then you can see some detailed information about it.

    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks for the link!

    • OMSTAVAN SAMANT
      October 14, 2012 at 7:13 am

      Thank you!

  8. Vishal Mishra
    October 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    you can search that process name on google or you can look here http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/

  9. Anonymous
    October 12, 2012 at 9:39 am
  10. ha14
    October 12, 2012 at 9:17 am
  11. Jacob Mathew
    October 12, 2012 at 4:24 am

    It depends on which version of windows you use. If you have windows xp you will definitely have to download a software to help understand what each process means.If you have windows 7 then open up the task manager, click the processes tab and look for a description column.If you are still confused about which process is which then click on the applications tab, right click on the process you want know about, click go to process.It will automatically tell you which process belongs to the applcation.

    • OMSTAVAN SAMANT
      October 12, 2012 at 6:38 am

      If it is windows xp which software should i use?

      • Jacob Mathew
        October 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

        There are many alternatives like task info,what's running(this works on win xp sp3),Yet Another Process Monitor(YAPM) or prcview. You can try them all.

  12. Zhong Jiang
    October 12, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Well, it's hard to judge from the process's name but you can search online with the keywords entered for more indepth description of the program. Also don't confuse services and programs within the same line of identification since they interpret different functions.

  13. Bruce Epper
    October 12, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Sysinternals Process Explorer shows what objects are being used by the processes on the system.

    • OMSTAVAN SAMANT
      October 12, 2012 at 7:01 am

      i tried it AND This crashes my system... :(

  14. Ashwin Ramesh
    October 12, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Well.. that is what the "Description" under Processes in the Task Manager shows, as far as I understand...

    • OMSTAVAN SAMANT
      October 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

      That is for windows 7.. what if it is xp?

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