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Process Explorer v16.05 and UserAssist for Windows 7

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    ireland Active member

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    DO NYOU WANT TO KNOW A LITTLE MICROSOFT KNOWS ABOUT YOU,CHECK FOR VIRUS B4 DOWNLOADING
    FOR WINDOWS-7
    TONS OF DATA WILL BE IN THIS FILE WHEN OPEN

    UserAssist is a small, free, portable tool which may be able to reveal the programs that are being used on a particular Windows 7 PC.

    If you're curious about what your kids are doing on their computer, say, or how an employee might be spending their time on a company PC, then UserAssist may be able to help. Just run it, and you should see a lengthy list of exactly what software has been used on that system, along with a "Last used" date, various counters and other interesting information.

    Why does Windows record all this? We're not entirely sure, but if you'd prefer it didn't then UserAssist allows you to erase the current list (Commands > Clear All) or stop it collecting data in future (Commands > Logging Disabled).

    Alternatively, there are some system cleaning programs which will remove it for you. CCleaner, for instance, can wipe the list every time it's run (click Cleaner, choose the Windows tab, scroll to Advanced and check that User Assist History is checked).

    Please note, if you'd like a version of the program that runs on earlier versions of Windows then try the UserAssist page on the author's site.

    Verdict:

    UserAssist is an interesting privacy tool which reveals more about just how much data Windows can collect about your activities, and allows you take more control over these features in future.
    http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/23805-userassist
     
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    Process Explorer v16.05
    Introduction
    Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

    The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll 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 handles opened or DLLs loaded.

    The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

    go here to get it
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
     
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