Process Explorer

Tool for viewing processes and DLL modules in use.


This software project has been discontinued. Its last released version is also most likely to remain the last available version, unless someone else is interested in its further development.

It also means any filed issues probably won't be ever picked up.

The main program window.
The main program window.
  • The main window of the application displays a list of all processes that have been loaded. When you select a process, the right pane shows detailed process information and a list of libraries loaded by it. For each loaded library the application displays the preferred base address (the address the library was built with) and the real base address (the one the library was loaded at).
  • It is important to assign a libary a unique base address, because operating system will relocate a library if it is not possible to load it at its preferred address. Which, in turn, slows down application startup and wastes physical memory. popular media player, violates this rule big time.
  • Process Explorer helps one to avoid such situations. So, for example, the picture above shows that WinAmp, a very popular media player, violates this rule big time.
  • Process Explorer is based on the idea and code from a book by Jeffrey Richter called “Advanced Windows”. I ported the code onto Delphi (compiles in Delphi 6 and 7). You can use its code as an example of using ToolHelp API functions.


  • Process Explorer uses ToolHelp API functions, which allows it to run under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, but not NT 4.
  • In order to compile the program from source, you will need a shareware Toolbar 2000 component library by Jordan Russel.


This software is distributed on the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3 or (optionally) any later version.

Software and any related documentation are provided on an as is basis, without warranty of any kind. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the software remains with you.

Source code

To download the latest source code, clone my GitHub repository:

git clone https://github.com/yktoo/process-explorer.git