What is Task Manager ?
A task manager is a program used to provide information about the processes and programs running on a computer, as well as the general status of the computer. It can also be used to terminate processes and programs, as well as change the processes’ priority.
The Processes tab is very useful as it tells us what .exe’s are running on your computer and how much memory they are consuming!
How to open Task Manager ?
There are many ways to do this:
- Right-click on an empty area of Task Bar and choose Task Manager.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and choose Task Manager from the dialog.
- Press Shift + Ctrl + Escape.
- From the Start – Run dialog , type ‘taskman’ and run it.
For example, if you want to remove “explorer.exe” then go to prcesses, select the file and then Kill explorer.exe processes. Same for the other processes. See the screen shot.
Note : Explorer.exe is the Windows Program Manager (or Windows Explorer.) It manages the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager. By removing this process the graphical interface for Windows will disappear. And by restarting this process the graphical interface for Windows will reappear.
Screen shot of Task Manager