The developers of the Windows system monitor What's Running have recently released beta 3 of their upcoming third version of the software program.
What's Running is a system monitor for Microsoft windows devices that is to an extend comparable to popular tools like Process Explorer.
The system monitor on the other hand does not only reveal information about running processes but also about Windows services, modules, IP connections, drivers and startup items.
Update: What's Running is no longer in active development. This means that it won't receive updates anymore. In fact, the beta version of What's Running 3 is the last release version of the application.
What's Running displays lots of information on start. Some users may find this problematic as it can certainly be seen as information overload in the beginning.
The core of the information is divided into the following six tabs:
Information is just one of the things that What's Running does well. You can use it to stop processes or services for instance, manage startup items, or use the online check feature to find out more about an item.
Version 3 of What's Running adds Windows 7 and Windows Vista support as well as support for 64-bit operating systems.
One interesting option that is provided by the program is the ability to create a system snapshot which can then be compared with other snapshots that have been taken.
The differences between two snapshots are then displayed by the program. This makes What's Running an excellent program to monitor system changes over time.
The beta version of What's Running 3
can be downloaded from the developer's website. It is compatible with many Windows operating systems including Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
What's Running was an excellent program, but it is no longer maintained and the last version was a beta version. We suggest you use different programs like Task Manager Deluxe, or Advanced System Care which offer similar functionality but are in active development.Advertisement
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