Some files cannot be deleted through traditional methods due to permission-related errors. The truth of the matter is that those files are currently being used by certain active processes, which means that the processes themselves have to be closed in order to release the hanging files and successfully remove them from the hard drive.
Process Checker is a simple software solution that can give you a hand in this regard. Wrapped in an intuitive interface and packed with practical options, the tool gives you the possibility to manage active processes, startup programs, system services and scheduled tasks.
Following a speedy setup operation that shouldn't give you any trouble, you come face to face with a well-organized graphical interface, where all items are auto-detected at launch and shown in various categories accessible from the left side of the main window.
When it comes to running processes, you can check out their names, level of security, file path and priority. It's possible to terminate any process, change its priority, view its properties, take a look at all dependent modules, as well as generate reports. New tasks can be created, too, and the same options apply to system services.
The startup cleaner is a distinct tool that's part of not only Process Checker but also WinUtilities Professional Edition. It can be used to organize applications that get launched automatically when Windows boots. What's more, you can replace your default task manager with Process Checker, view the CPU, memory, Page File and virtual address space usage, as well as trigger computer power management options like stand by, hibernate, restart or log off.
Taking everything into account, Process Checker offers a simple solution for taking over system processes and services in order to release and delete hanging files.