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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 22, 2014
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Daphne Review

Fernando Ortega
Daphne is a small (system tray) application for killing and debugging processes
A review of Daphne by Fernando Ortega

Daphne is a task management program which provides you with advanced options to control running processes. Unlike Windows Task Manager, Daphne provides many advanced features and is not designed for novice users.

The interface of Daphne is what you would expect for such a program. It provides a list of running processes and many options to control them. Right clicking on a process provides a much longer list of functions than Windows Task Manager does; options include Kill, Kill Politely, Kill at..., Kill politely at..., Set Focus, Set On Top and of course priority management, among others.

One other feature worth mentioning is the "Look up in DRK" which is nothing more than a Google-powered search engine which looks for the process name on Google's web search. This feature can be useful when trying to identify malware or other unwanted processes.

The settings controls of Daphne can have Daphne start automatically when Windows does, includes proxy settings, visual appearance customization and log process start and end times.

Daphne is a good program to have if you wish to delve deeper into the processes of a Windows PC and you know enough to use it but novice Windows users and non-tech people should probably not tinker too much. And oh yes, Daphne resides in the system tray normally.

Daphne features and highlights:
  • Enhanced (experimental) multidesktop feature: use up to four windows desktops
  • Installed software list for inspecting installed software available in tray icon menu. Installed software
  • Check process hierarchy tree using the "Show process tree" at tray icon menu
  • Parent process name an PID at process' properties
  • Now you can make configuration portable using INI file instead of registry base configuration
  • Support for DRK's process data base information search and contribution
  • Hide application tool: drop the target over the application's window you want to hide. Later, you can restore the application from Daphne menu
  • Take care: process names may be eclipsed by malicious software
  • Find process window tool: identify the process which owns the targeted window
  • Traps: you can set up traps to be applied to any process being created
  • Detailed process list, including full path and arguments
  • Per process detail including: Windows tree, thread list, modules, environment variables
  • Using the windows tree you can: Show, hide, set always on top on or off, set focus, etc. to any give window
  • Kill all by name: Kill all process using a given name
  • Kill menu: Customizable menu, each menu item has a process list to kill upon activation
  • Process list highlighting with colors for custom, system and high CPU-consumption processes
  • Control inspector window for revealing hidden passwords
  • Drag and drop tool for killing, setting alpha, enabling controls and putting windows always on top
  • "Hide Java VM from command line" option in advanced tab

Daphne is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from process management without restrictions. Daphne 2.04 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This process killer software is filed under:
  • Daphne Download
  • Freeware Process Management
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this process killer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Daphne may be available from DRK.

Daphne has been picked by our editors as excellent.
Daphne has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Daphne 2.04 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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