Fileinspect.com – the Windows Process Library with a Different Approach
Not many people can say what exactly each process does when they take a quick look at the Windows Task Manager. An average computer user will recognize some of the processes, but will need to Google others to find out what they do. This can be especially difficult if some processes are run by malware.
Even fewer people know how to fix process-related errors. There is a number of websites that offer generic processes descriptions, that are usually automatically generated and, to tell you the truth, aren’t of much help if you are trying to fix errors. So, you have to Google again, ask questions on forums, etc. – basically, you are forced to spend a lot of time researching.
File Inspect Library Beta is a new Windows process library that has a different approach.
Its developers try to not only provide general process descriptions, but also offer tips and fixes for possible problems. For example, if you go to www.fileinspect.com and do a search for Windows Service Host Process, svchost.exe, you will find a thorough article that explains what is svchost.exe, what it does, and how to fix svchost 100% CPU usage.
Users can contribute to the website by rating processes (safe-unsafe-dangerous) and leaving comments, asking questions, and suggesting possible fixes for process-related errors.
Another useful thing about this site is that Vista and Windows 7 users can download a small free tool called Fileinspect Sidebar Gadget.
This sidebar tool will display the most resource-heavy processes running on your system, which is quite handy if you don’t want to have the Task Manager opened all the time, but would still like to know what’s going on. If you click on the magnifying glass sign next to the process name, you will be able to read a detailed process description. Very handy!
The site is still in Beta and processes descriptions are still being added. Also not all processes have a detailed article describing them – most of descriptions are still pretty generic. But it’s clear that Fileinspect.com developers are going for a different, more personal and helpful approach.
This guest post is written by Liz Vasileva. Liz is a technology writer. She loves everything to do with computers, classical music, opera, and travelling. She blogs at www.auslogics.com/en/blog