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Windows 10 Tip: Find Out What a Process Does the Easy Way

Have you gone through the Task Manager in Windows 10 and wonder what a process does and whether it’s safe or not? Here’s how.

Windows 10 Processes

If you’re running Windows 10, you’ve probably noticed that Task Manager has received a complete makeover in design and features.

One of the handiest features you might not be aware of is how easy it is to find out what a process does and whether it’s safe or not.

Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager to open it.

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If this is your time opening Task Manager, it will be a small Window and display a few apps that are running. Click on More details at the bottom.

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It should open to the Processes tab by default. Each of them is divided into three sections: Apps, Background processes, and Windows Processes. Find the one you’re wondering about, right-click on it, and select Search online.

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Then your default browser will open, and you should see a description of the process.

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This feature is very helpful when trying to troubleshoot a problem with your PC. Also, check out our archive of Windows Processes.

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2 Responses to Windows 10 Tip: Find Out What a Process Does the Easy Way

  1. ES August 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    Thanks ! an excellent Tip really, used windows 10 for more than a year and never saw that
    thanks again

  2. bluddymary September 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Beautiful tip. Thank you.

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