Process Hacker v1.7 released

Process Hacker is a free and open source process viewer and memory editor with unique features such as powerful process termination and a Regex memory searcher. It can show services, processes and their threads, modules, handles and memory regions.

Version 1.7


  • #2873973 - "Columns window improvements"
  • New settings system - settings can now be saved anywhere
  • Decreased memory and CPU usage
  • Process Hacker probably runs on Windows 2000 now


  • #2880368 - "Highlight Option dialog does not show current colors"
  • #2881084 - "System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException"
  • #2881951 - "Invalid cursor handle."
  • #2891748 - "Prompt box resize behaviour"
  • #2891754 - "Exception in read/write memory if memory list is empty"
  • #2891760 - ""Select All" menu in memory tab not working"
  • Fixed some crashes on 64-bit when viewing thread stacks
  • Remaining network list bugs
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Key features of Process Hacker

  • Viewing, terminating, suspending and resuming processes.
  • Restarting processes, creating dump files, detaching from any debuggers, viewing heaps, injecting DLLs, etc.
  • Viewing detailed process information, statistics, and performance information.
  • Viewing, terminating, suspending and resuming threads.
  • Viewing detailed token information (including modifying privileges).
  • Viewing and unloading modules.
  • Viewing memory regions.
  • Viewing environment variables.
  • Viewing and closing handles.
  • Viewing, controlling and editing services.
  • Viewing and closing network connections.

Process Hacker runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, but certain functionality is only available on 32-bit systems, including:

  • Bypassing rootkits and security software when accessing processes, threads, and other objects
  • Viewing kernel pool limits
  • Viewing hidden processes
  • Changing handle attributes
  • Viewing kernel-mode stack traces

System Requirements

  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or above, 32-bit or 64-bit. Please note that certain functionality including detection of hidden processes, full control over all processes and the ability to protect/unprotect processes is only available on 32-bit systems.

Post scriptum

Compliance Mandates

  • Forensics :

    PCI DSS 10.2, 12.9, A.1.4*, SOX DS7, HIPAA 164.308(a)(1) and (a)(6), FISMA IR-7, ISO 27001/27002 13.2.1, 13.2.3
    *Shared Hosting Providers Only


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