STasks Process Manager description
Working as manager of Windows Tasks with allow and deny list of processes and applications
STasks Process Manager is a handy application that works as a task manager and enables you to create an allow and deny list of processes and applications. The most important is to populate right the allow and deny list to have a good security.
What you must to check when the STasks software show window with new application find?
Check the name and path of the process, if the process come from windows services or clean application you must allow it, take care, is possible to have viruses with the same name like windows services, so can be svchost.exe on program files, allmost windows services are in the windows system directory, you can search on our web page about more information for new process
The application from windows system can be modified by the virus, but this require virus to run first and will deny by the STasks program if you deny right
Check the date of process, you must know the date can be fake on viruses, also you can to check the size of application, this is a very good checking but require good knowledge of windows system
You must answer to the new application message how fast you can, if you are not sure is good to search on the web and deny the process for a while pushing "Deny Now " button, in this time you will see how the system work and find more information about process on our web site
If you set safe level to 1, any new process or application which is not in your allow list will be killed, then will open if you allow it, also when you install new application is possible to need to reload the install after temporar allow on STasks or cannot install anyway a new application, in this case disable the STasks while you install the new application then enable the STasks
We recommend to set safe_level to 1 on the settings file after STasks populate allow list with base windows processes, this setting offer you very strong security.
We recommend the Stasks software for advanced windows users, if you set right the allow and deny lists of process, STasks become for you a very strong security software. The beginners can have problems with it if they set wrong allow and deny lists of process.
You will find on the same directory examples of allow files for different Operating System with base windows processes. Replace the allow.csv file with one of this files according to your Operating System. By default allow.csv is populate with Windows XP Professional base processes.