Windows Processes, Process List

Processes List and Performance Graph

Processes window contains list of running processes.


  • Process - Process name
  • Product - Product description provided by file vendor
  • Security Risk - Overall security risk for this item. 'No risk' - reliable program. 'Low'/'Medium' - pay attention, check on Virustotal. 'High' - remove this item. To change security risk on your opinion, in the context menu click 'Change Security Rating, Add Comment...' and add your comment to this item.
  • Startup - Type of a process startup if it is run on Windows startup
  • CPU % - Processor usage
  • Disk Load - Summarized amount of data that process reads from disk and writes to disk per second
  • Network: Received - Amount of data downloaded by a process from Internet or network
  • Network: Sent - Amount of data uploaded by a process to Internet or network
  • Download Speed - Current download speed
  • Upload Speed - Current upload speed
  • Memory Usage - Set of memory pages visible to a process in physical RAM
  • Pagefile Usage - Amount of pagefile space that a process is using currently
  • Work Time - Time pasts since a process was created [days hours minutes] or [hh:mm:ss]
  • Priority - Scheduling priority of a process
  • PID - Numeric identifier used to distinguish one process from another. Process IDs are valid from process creation time to process termination.
  • Parent Process - Unique identifier, name and icon of process that created a process
  • Window Title - Title of a process window
  • Tray Icons Text - Text of tray icons and icon in system tray created by a process
  • Company - Product vendor
  • Executable File - Path to the process executable file
  • CPU Time - Processor time usage [hh:mm:ss]
  • User Name - Name of user started a process
  • First Detected - When process was detected first time. Items detected in the last week are marked.

Menu commands


Save HijackThisPro Log... – Save information about system to the file in HijackThis format

Save Processes Report as Html... - Save list of processes to html file

Exit – exit program


Detailed Info Double Click – Show/hide detailed info window

Change Security Rating, Add Comment... – Change security rating of a file and add user comment to the file

File Properties Alt+Enter – Properties of file of the process

System Menu Shift+RClick – Show system context menu of the file of the process


Show File In Explorer – Open Explorer and select file of the process

Switch to Startup - Open Startup window and select the startup item of the process

Switch to Service - Open Services window and select the service of the process

Switch to Parent Alt+Up - Select parent process

Add to Startup – Add running process to Windows startup

Set Priority – Change priority of the process

Realtime - Process can use all CPU resources and block other programs

High – Process can use much CPU resources

Above Normal

Normal – default priority

Below Normal

Low - Process can’t use much CPU resources and wait while other programs do their jobs

Auto Change Priority... – Open Processes Priority dialog, priority will be automatically changed when the process starts

Run As Service - Run application as service on Windows startup before user login

New Process... Ctrl+N - Run new process

Kill Process Del – Terminate process

Kill Process Tree Ctrl+Del – Terminate process with all process that it created

Block Process (Quarantine) – Open Blocked Processes dialog, automatically terminate process immediately after it starts

Restart – Terminate process and run it with the same parameters

Suspend Process – Suspend process, freeze all operations of the process

Resume Process - Resume suspended process

Free Memory – Swap all memory used by a process to the disk. When a process becomes foreground again and it needs its memory it reads memory from disk.

Check with AntiViruses on VirusTotal - Check file with 30 AntiVirus engines on site

Search in Web

Google - Search information about process in Google

Google News - Search information about process in Google News

Text Operations

Copy to Clipboard - Copy to clipboard full information about process

Copy Path - Copy to clipboard path of process file

Find... Ctrl+F – Find text in the Processes window

Find Next F3 – Find text in the Processes window

Refresh F5 – refresh data in the Processes window


Columns – select columns to show/hide in the window

Always On Top – Set application above all other applications

Toolbar – show/hide toolbar

Grid – show/hide grids in all windows

Status Bar - show/hide status bar

Detailed Info - Show/hide detailed info window

Text Colors

Security Risk Rate [red/yellow/green] – Enable/disable colors of security analysis

Hide Microsoft Processes [grey] – Show programs of Microsoft with grey text color

Mark New Processes [bold] – Mark new processes with bold font

Mark Processes that Consume Resources [blue+red] – Mark processes that consume resources with blue text color and consumed resources with red color