Memory Scanner is a basic Windows freebie that puts you in control of the running processes, letting you terminate any of the displayed items.
More like a replacement for the standard Windows Task Manager, Memory Scanner relies on a basic GUI that only shows the running processes along with some very simple information for each of the entries.
The application shows the process name, process path and ID, with a dedicated option at the bottom of the one-window interface to show system processes.
While it also shows the number of running processes, Memory Scanner allows users to manually refresh the list of items, but you can’t configure an automatic refresh mode.
What’s more, every single process can be killed instantly using the “Terminate Process” button, but there’s a bonus tool as well. Memory Scanner lets you terminate a process and delete the executable file, but extra care is recommended when using this particular utility.
Of course, administrator privileges are needed when using Memory Scanner on Windows 7 workstations, while the application runs on low resources and doesn’t hamper system performance at all.
All in all, Memory Scanner is nothing more than a basic Windows Task Manager alternative, so it’s hard to find a reason to abandon the built-in Windows utility and choose this one. It could however come in very handy if your computer is infected by a virus that also disables Task Manager.