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AntiFreeze - version 1.01 released: December 2007 website: http://www.resplendence.com/antifreeze Copyright © 1997-2007 Resplendence Software Projects Sp.

AntiFreeze is an emergency task manager utility. It offers a last recourse when you find your computer in a hung state. Because programs consume too much CPU or too much memory or too many programs have been started, your computer has become unresponsive. The mouse still moves but programs are not responding, you cannot switch to other programs or even close them. You have even tried to start the Windows Task Manager but even that won’t work because it does not get enough attention from the scheduler to respond to your mouse clicks and keyboard presses. You are ready to press the reset button. Instead you can press the hotkey of AntiFreeze. It will put to sleep all running programs except the most critical ones, giving you the opportunity to close down the programs which are causing problems. You may even be able to save or recover your work.

AntiFreeze works on Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server both x86 and x64 editions.

I was wondering if anything like this exists for Windows 10

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    It's of course a shame that such a utility even needs to exists (as in, this kind of functionality should be in the OS), but hey, there it is. – Maarten Bodewes Aug 20 '16 at 16:43
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WhySoSlow from the same company supports Windows 10, and 7, 8, 8.1 & server 2012 and will include all of the functionality of Antifreeze, it is in Beta at the time of writing 20-Aug-2016.

It also provides data gathering on which programs are resource hungry and other advisory tools.

N.B. I am not associated with the company concerned in any way

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  • This version will stop working after August 21, 2016 I hate when developers time-bomb their beta releases. – beppe9000 Aug 20 '16 at 16:11
  • @beppe9000 Me to but there is at least the feedback option & the date suggests coming out of beta soon. – Steve Barnes Aug 20 '16 at 16:31
  • @beppe9000 - N.B. They have a new beta with an expiry date of September 21, 2016 - worth looking at the free pro licence for useful feedback offer as well. – Steve Barnes Aug 23 '16 at 6:45
  • I tried it, but it is heavily bugged on Windows 10: the emergency task manager interface is unresponsive and the report function is alpha quality. I will wait until this product evolves, but looks good. – beppe9000 Aug 29 '16 at 19:56
  • @beppe9000 - I suspect that the above is exactly the sort of feedback - with a little more details - that the developers are looking for and which might qualify you for the free licence so I would suggest doing a detailed feed back to them. – Steve Barnes Aug 30 '16 at 5:16

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