The quickest way to find out whats going on in your Windows system is to take a look at the task manager. Finding out what software is installed on the computer takes opening the control panel, and to view active network connections you will need to refer to the firewall. Thats quite a bit of an effort; besides, who can tell, what stands behind those strings and numbers in all those panels? How are you supposed to link them together to get the overall picture of whats going on?
Windows Inspection Tool Set brings up the complete information on your system in a single place. It runs automatically every time you log on to the system and sits minimized to an icon in the system tray, waiting for your commands or monitoring and logging system events. Clicking on that icon takes you straight to the applications main screen. In some way, it reminds me of the systems control panel, except that its not overloaded with icons. Instead, the window lists the areas of your system that you can explore, a command-line box at the top, and the menu with applicable commands on the left side of the window.
Just click on the object of your interest-network, file system, security, etc. After a few moments the program takes to gather the data, it opens up a summary window with the list of components related to the selected object. Double-clicking on any item on the list brings up the window with further information on that item. Each window has a toolbar and a menu with commands applicable for the selected objects. The majority of the information fields are linked to other related components and processes. Thus, by following the links from one window to another, you can get the complete information on a process, including the list of modules its using, accounts it belongs to, system resources it has used to the moment, connections it keeps open, and drill down to the very first process that initiated the chain. To speed up your work, you can associate the most frequent operations with keyboard shortcut.
With WiTS you can quickly locate and identify all running processes, analyze your systems performance and tune it up by terminating unwanted processes and bringing order to the rest.