What’s the actual executable for the process running on your Vista computer?

When you suspect there is a virus or spyware, you check the "Windows Task Manager" to scan through the processes. Say you found an unknown process running on your computer, say abcxyz.exe, what do you do? Usually you search for the executable on your hard disk to see what it is located.

Search no more in Vista. Windows Task Manager in Vista is already showing up some description for the process. Well! if it is spyware, you don’t see any description there.smile_wink

On Processes tab, Just click View menu and select "Select Columns…" option. Check "Image Path Name" and "Command Line" check box and click OK to close. You will see the location of the process right there in your task manager (processes tab).  It looks like this: (click on image for bigger size)


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