There are few ways to check processes running on your Windows machine. Task Manager & Process Explorer is one of the commonly used application for viewing the current active process. Allowing access to the Task manager could be harmful as it would let a user to kill a process which is protecting your machine. In an secure environment the administrator always ensure this programs are not accessible by the normal users.
Process Explorer is not pre-default application installed in you machine, so chances to access this application is also limited.
How can view the processes then?
Forensic security experts uses “tasklist” to view the process information. “Tasklist” is more powerful than the “Task Manager”. It has options to even show you the dll or services used in each of the process.
While for those who wants to kill processes, you may use “taskkill” command. “Taskkill terminates running process by specifying the PID number.
View Process Information Using “tasklist”
Kill Running Process Using “taskkill”