2010-04-20: More information about Windows Management Instrumentation problems and what to do about them..

2010-04-20: BETA 9 of What's Running 3.0 released!

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New features and bugfixes in What's Running 3.0:
  • Better error handling of WMI issues
  • Stack traces for exceptions
  • Fix embarrasing RED background on XP SP3 - actual bug was a WMI bug on XP
  • Fix double click on startup headers returning list index out of bounds
  • Fix vertical splitter showing real time update
  • Additional UI Tweaks
  • Fixed Not able to expand to main window from system tray
  • Fixed Process treeview not working
  • Fixed Statusbar went missing
  • Performance optimization - uses less CPU
  • UI Overhaul
  • Fixed admin privileges required for launching app from installer
  • Fixed additional access violation on XP SP3
  • Fixed Unicode bug causing chinese characters in startup tab
  • Fixed list index out of bounds when clicking a column to sort
  • Fixed file resolution errors (more to fix though)
  • Additional WMI conversion
  • Fixed auto resizing of value column
  • Fixed bug preventing WR 3.0 to work on Windows XP SP3
  • Added private bytes as a memory metric
  • Resolve file exception at startup fixed
  • Clicking on a process now immediately resolves the file version
  • Resolve file version before online check
  • Changed scale for IO bytes to Kb/s
  • Started conversion to WMI
  • Check for updates functionality
  • Made sure website works with new version
  • Enabled graphs for int and int64 counters
  • New view for processes including cpu, memory and io graphs
  • New Vista and Windows 7
  • Supports Vista and Windows 7
  • Supports 64-bit processes
  • MD5 and SHA1 hashes
  • Graphs
  • Various bug fixes
Download 3.0 now! 2010-02-17: Review of What's Running 3.0 in March 2010 issue of Computer Power User.

2010-02-17: Christer's blog: Reviews of What's Running 3.0 BETA.
What's Running is a product that gives you an inside look into your Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7 system.
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Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemsvchost.exe14453417187
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Eset Smart Securityegui.exe8707479
AVG Internet Securityavgrsx.exe86684121
Logitech QuickCamLVComSer.exe8577274
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VSCORE.14.0.0.370.x86EngineServer.exe7962712
ThinkVantage Fingerprint Softwareupeksvr.exe786056
LMIGuardianLMIGuardian.exe7741037
btdna.exe7445540
Microsoft® Windows Live Login HelperWLLoginProxy.exe72144248
Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemctfmon.exe6631411208
Microsoft® .NET Frameworkdfsvc.exe6374121
Trusted Drive ManagerTdmService.exe623209
Cyberlink PowerCinemaPDVDDXSrv.exe6191467
PC Connectivity SolutionNclMSBTSrv.exe5839122
PC Connectivity SolutionNclUSBSrv.exe5579181
IJPLMSVCijplmsvc.exe55744103
Presentation Directortpfnf7sp.exe5444237
pctsSvc.exe538692
HP Quick Launch ButtonsQLBCTRL.exe5334656
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Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemcsrss.exe529816301
Trend Micro Internet SecuritySfCtlCom.exe5068720
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SupportSoft sprtcmd sprtcmd.exe49105287
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Cognizance Identity and Access Managementasghost.exe4782812
Microsoft Search Enhancement PackSeaPort.exe46810186
Microsoft LifeCamvVX3000.exe466694
ThinkVantage System UpdateTvsukernel.exe457973
COH ApplicationCOH32.exe457325
EPSON Status Monitor 3E_S40RP7.EXE4521244
Office Life Boat for Program RecoveryOFFLB.EXE450853
Realtek HD Audio Data RerouterRtkBtMnt.EXE4507731
cyberlink brsbrs.exe4490883
atchkatchk.exe4383034
Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemWudfHost.exe43619408
Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemsmss.exe432053677
NMSAccessU.exe43142764
IntelliSonic Systray ControlKADxMain.exe4146561
[System Process]411387730
Boot CampIRW.exe406613
pthosttr Applicationpthosttr.exe4003528
GrooveMonitor UtilityGrooveMonitor.exe39576707
Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemsearchfilterhost.exe391436
Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemwdfmgr.exe378212272