Five Sysinternals tools every IT pro should use

Five Sysinternals tools every IT pro should use

Summary: TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler shows you five of the handiest tools Sysinternals has to offer, including PsList, PsKill, Process Explorer, and Autoruns.

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Bill Detwiler shows you five of the handiest tools Sysinternals has to offer, including PsList, PsKill, Process Explorer, and Autoruns. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our TR Dojo Blog.

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  • Pros?

    Imagine an os built around powerful shells where everything is file and you can pipe output from commands to each other.

    The MCSEs are so funny. Welcome to the 70s!
    Richard Flude
  • Unless you're also a security pro, you should not be hunting for malware

    Eh, if you're using Process Explorer you don't really need pslist and pskill. It replaces both.

    I use Process Monitor for a lot of detective work.

    . . . and if you suspect malware - you're best to leave searching for and cleaning those to the professionals. Unless you're actually a security researcher yourself, you really should not be hunting for them manually.

    . . . and no, being an "IT pro" does not automatically make you a security pro.

    . . . and one fragmented file is not gonna cause major headaches, unless that file is the swap file and you are majorly low on memory.
    CobraA1
  • RE: Five Sysinternals tools every IT pro should use

    Sysinternals tools = elite.
    They are by far one of the most useful things to use on a Microsoft Windows system. They are one of the first things I download onto a PC.
    Loverock Davidson
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