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AnVir Task Manager Review - A Better Alternative to Windows Task Manager

written by: •edited by: Bill Bunter•updated: 8/10/2010

AnVir Task Manager, an award winning application provides your computer system with everything it needs to keep running in a healthy state. It’s a complete monitoring solution that protects your system from Trojans, viruses and speeds up your system to provide optimal performance. Read more….

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    AnVir Task Manager is a complete monitoring solution to all your problems. The application protects your system from viruses and Trojans that remain undetected from your antivirus, scans and monitor all the processes running on your system, monitors memory usage, CPU usage, network bandwidth usage, hard disk usage and even speeds up your system by reducing startup time.

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    Rating Average

    • A complete replacement for the task manager.
    • Monitors processes, startup programs and applications in real time
    • Scans for viruses and Trojans left undetected by Antivirus.
    • Tunes up your operating system
    • Reduce system startup time
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    Rating Average

    The application is very easy to install, and it takes only a few seconds before the application is up and running. No extra efforts are required on user’s user's part.

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    User Interface

    Rating Average

    You can call AnVir Task Manager, an advanced task manager that gives complete details about all the processes and applications running on the system. The application has a very easy to use interface that provides both graphics and features.

    When the application starts for the first time, you will be asked to configure the basic settings like display CPU usage, hard disk usage, network usage, memory usage, etc. You can configure the application according to your need. The application has been divided into 5 tabs: Startup, Applications, Processes, Services and Log.

    Startup Tab

    The startup tab lists all the applications running in the startup or which have been allowed to run at startup. Here, you can view all the applications, and disable any of the applications that you don’t want to appear at startup, thus reducing the startup time of your windows.

    Applications tab

    Applications tab lists out the currently running applications on your system, their process id and status, whether running or not.

    Processes Tab

    The processes tab lists out all the processes running on your system, their CPU usage, product name and level of threat on system security. However, the threat report is not correct and should not be trusted. You can also view the detailed info about a process by right clicking the process and selecting Detailed Info option from the pop-up menu.

    Services Tab

    The services tab lists out all the services on the system and their state. You can also view the detailed info about a service by right clicking the process and selecting Detailed Info option from the pop-up menu. You can also enable or disable a service in real time.

    Log Tab

    Log tab keeps a log of all the activities running on your system and can be used to track activity on your system by the application.

    AnVir Task Manager also provides a very nice feature called Tweak windows with the help of which you can gain access to hundreds of hidden settings of windows, reduce windows startup time, and enhance your system to provide optimal performance.

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    Rating Average

    AnVir Task Manager can be tried for free for a trial period after which the application can be purchased for a price of 69.95$. The best part is, if you are not satisfied with the application, you can ask for refund of your money as the application comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

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    Rating Average

    After considering the amount of features the application offers, I will rate it 4 out of 5 for its monitoring capabilities.

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