Have you ever wondered why the hard disk of your PC is being used even when you are not doing anything related to file operations? Or why the CPU usage suddenly soars high without any visible reason for the computer to use the CPU that much? The answer to both these most commonly asked questions is the background processes. The processes running in the background, whether belonging to the operating system or some third party software, can make the computer work with the files, the CPU and sometimes even the network. The next question that naturally follows is how to find out which processes are doing this? Now you can find exactly which processes are responsible for making the computer use the system resources so much using the free software called – What’s My Computer Doing?
This small program displays a list with all the processes that are using a lot of the CPU power or are accessing the hard disk too much. The list does not display all the processes, but only the ones that are the top three or four system resources hogs. The list keeps getting refreshed continuously to show you the most recent status of your system.
You can select any of these processes and it will display all the details about it, for example, name, path, time, details, security, file version and more. You can further use the buttons on the right side of the program window to view the program properties, open the folder containing the file, terminate the process, close the program, uninstall it, or scan it online for malware using Kaspersky or VirusTotal.
Conclusion: “What’s My Computer Doing?” can help you quickly find the processes that are making your PC slow by taking over the CPU processing power or keeping the hard disk busy all the time. You can then investigate these processes and scan them for malware before deciding to uninstall or close them.
You can download “What’s My Computer Doing?” from https://www.itsth.de/en/produkte/Whats-my-computer-doing.php.