Process Monitor

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What is it?

Process Monitor allows you to view new processes being launched, including their arguments, executable path, bundle identifier, and codesigning details.

This is especially useful if you need to see what other processes an application may be spawning in the background. Ideal for troubleshooters, security analysts and macOS enthusiasts.

How does it work?

Process Monitor polls the ps command line utility approximately every second or so to get a list of currently running processes. It then substracts and displays new processes from this list. Further information about any process shown is gathered from the codesign utility.

Because of the way Process Monitor works, it is important to note that some processes may not be shown in the list. Process Monitor aims to be a useful, supplementary tool in tracking and understanding what is going on behind the scenes with 3rd party applications and scripts, but it does not and cannot claim to provide an exhaustive list of all processes executing on the system at any given time.

Minimum System Requirements: 10.8

Process Monitor is free to use for personal, non-commercial use.

An ‘as-is / no liability accepted’ license is implied.

Donations are welcome from those that find the app useful. Supporters can use either the application menu item ‘Process Monitor > Donate…’ or the webpage here.

What’s new?
Version 1.1
(Updated: 13 May 2017 17:40 ICT )
See the release notes

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