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!

Download What's Running 3.0 now!

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.exe14470417191
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PC Connectivity SolutionNclUSBSrv.exe5590981
IJPLMSVCijplmsvc.exe55863103
Presentation Directortpfnf7sp.exe5455937
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HP Quick Launch ButtonsQLBCTRL.exe5347856
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SupportSoft sprtcmd sprtcmd.exe49217287
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Microsoft LifeCamvVX3000.exe468264
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COH ApplicationCOH32.exe458525
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Office Life Boat for Program RecoveryOFFLB.EXE452433
Realtek HD Audio Data RerouterRtkBtMnt.EXE4520031
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atchkatchk.exe4396034
Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemWudfHost.exe43772408
Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systemsmss.exe433163677
NMSAccessU.exe43252764
IntelliSonic Systray ControlKADxMain.exe4159061
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pthosttr Applicationpthosttr.exe4015528
GrooveMonitor UtilityGrooveMonitor.exe39697707
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