Security Task Manager

Security Task Manager

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  • About Window
  • Main Menu and Process Info
  • Main Window
  • Setup Window
  • Right click options
  • Information
  • Main window

Editorial review

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Sean O'Reilly Senior editor

Usually, the viruses and other malware can do harm to your computer by "infiltrating" into running system processes. Applications like Security Task Manager offer an effective way of discovering the threats from system processes list.

Security Task Manager isn’t exactly a substitute for the standard Windows Task Manager, but it can be used as an additional tool.
This program identifies all the processes that are running in your system, then gathers and displays detailed information (including the text in file) about each of them.

Security Task Manager is designed to help you find the processes that may be infected with various malware. In order to do that, the application displays a rating for each entry (processes with a higher risk of infection will have a higher rating) and comments from the members of the community. What’s even better is that the program automatically sorts the list of processes based on their rating and even uses a color code to depict the threat level.

A thing that I really like about this program is that it gives you all the tools you need to ensure that the application you are concerned about is indeed infected. The right-click menu of Security Task will help you check your files on VirusTotal and Google any entry to find other opinions.

Another big plus for Security Task Manager is its ability to stop and quarantine any of your processes. Whenever you find an entry that endangers your computer, you can instantly take an action and stop it from causing any more harm. Furthermore, you can even uninstall the source program of any process, directly from the interface of the application.

Security Task Manager is a good tool to have, as it will surely come in handy more than once. Even though the program is not completely reliable, because processes with high ratings may, very well, be clean, the information that it offers can still be very useful, so it’s worth its price.

Pros

  • Helps you check your programs for viruses using the VirusTotal online scanning service.
  • Provides community threat level ratings and comments for each process.
  • It lets you quarantine your processes.
  • Displays detailed information about each process.

Cons

  • The program has a high-margin of error. Processes with high-ratings may be completely clean.

What's new in version 1.8

- support for Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit)
- inactive Windows services are hidden

What's new in version 1.7

fixed bugs, Asian and Arabic language support, Clearer Remove dialog
 

Publisher's description

Security Task Manager shows comprehensible information about programs and processes running on the computer. For each Windows process, it improves on Windows Task Manager, providing:
unique security risk rating, comments from our experts and user community, full directory path and file name, process description, CPU usage graph, embedded hidden functions and process type.

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