What is the Process Explorer and how is it used?

What is the Process Explorer and how is it used?

Process Explorer is third-party freeware tool that is used to provide the list of DLLs that are loaded by an application process running on a Windows platform.

The following are the steps to download the Process Explorer and use it to provide the list of DLLs:
1. Go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx and click on the "Download Process Explorer" link to download the zip file containing the tool. Unzip to recover the "procexp.exe" file and run it to the Process Explorer.
2. The top half of the screen lists all the processes running on the machine. Go to View -> Lower Pane View, and select "DLLs." This will make the second half of the screen display the list of DLLs used by the process that is highlighted in the top half of the screen.
3. Go to View -> Select Columns -> DLL tab, and select "Path." This will enable the entire path of the DLL or file to be displayed in the lower window and will help identify the DLLs quicker.
4. To save the list to a text file, select the application process, and have a look at the Dlls listed below. Click on the "Path" tab to sort the list of DLLs, go to File -> Save, and save to a Notepad file.

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