When you hear your PC working in the background although you are doing nothing at all have you ever wondered what is is doing? Often, your PC is only doing some scheduled tasks, but it can also be a virus or something that is working in the background. If you want to know for sure use this free tool.
Download WhatIsMyComputerDoing via itsth.com
List System Resources
The program is called “What’s my computer doing” and will list all active processes that use system resources and access your hard drive for example. Of course you can also use the built-in resource monitor to get all the information, but it’s filled with tons of other irrelevant information. The simplicity of the program is a great advantage to quickly find out what your computer is doing in the background.
But the program can do much more. Click on one of the listed processes and you’ll get information about the security and known problems, as well as the program path and version:
So, let’s say you hear your computer working in the background and there’s a suspicious process, then you can see the path and choose from the actions:
- Open program folder
- Terminate process
- Program properties
- Scan for virsues online: with Kaspersky or VirusTotal.com
This looks like a pretty good program. I also like using Procmon, and hijackthis to see what is installed on my computer registry and drives.
Great tips Johnson! I recommend hijackthis too, great app to keep your computer clean.
Dude thanks for that! It’s so much easier to use than the SRM – which suits me down to the ground, cause it means I can open that up and get the basics before I get too engrossed in the SRM program. Good work, keep it up!
Thanks for sharing man !
It sounds like Task Manager [Ctrl+Alt+Del) to me. That is already doing what this does, surely?