Know what each of the processes running in Windows corresponds to

The study can be done at any time since the operating system uses several processes at all times, although it is normal to do it when the computer starts to fail, it is very slow, it does not respond to certain demands, pop-up windows with advertising are not displayed. desired when browsing the Internet…

When running an application on our computer, behind it is a process . There are many processes running at all times on our computer with Windows as the operating system, most of them normal, others unwanted. The difficult thing is to know if a certain process is normal or undesirable.

Running processes

We have, as part of our operating system, a small tool that allows us to know at all times the processes running on our computer. It is the Windows Task Manager that, in addition to allowing us to see the applications that are open, also shows us the list of active processes. Just press Ctrl + Alt + Del to activate this tool.

Although the best thing, to have more complete information, is to have Process Explorer on our computer . In any case, using one or another application, it is necessary to know what each process corresponds to. For this we have at our disposal a website that offers an interesting tool, File Inspect Library , which allows us to locate and view the information of any process.

What generates a certain process?

In this way we will be able to know if this process is dangerous or not, if it corresponds or not to some type of malware . You only have to write the full name of the application that generates the process, including the extension, so that a list of all the possible ones is displayed, seeing, in each case, if it is safe or dangerous. By clicking on the application icon, you will have more complete information, with everything that revolves around this process.

To consider

This is what they tell us in the Microsoft support document about this application:

« The  Process Explorer screen   consists of two sub-windows. The top window always displays a list of currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, while the information displayed in the bottom window depends on which mode Process  Explorer is in . If it is in handle mode, you will see that the selected process in the top window has been opened. If Process Explorer is in DLL mode, you will see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handlers open or DLLs loaded .”


To use the tool that we have indicated, you must access the  File Inspect Library . Enter the full name of the application that raises questions in the search box and you will receive complete information