Uniblue Systems, a leading provider of backup and recovery management software for the SoHo and SMB market, today announced that user traffic to processlibrary.com is growing at an accelerated rate beyond expectations since the website was launched in September last year.
Deep in the recesses of any computer, innumerable processes are running silently in the background. Some hog system resources, drastically slowing computers down; others harbor spyware and Trojans violating privacy and giving hackers free reign on compromised systems. processlibrary.com is a free online knowledge website aimed at anyone who immediately wants to know the exact purpose of every single process.
We never expected to generate so much interest so quickly. Since the beginning of the year we have averaged 300,000 individual searches per day that makes it 40 million this year alone, said Bosse Malmberg, Chief Executive Officer at Uniblue. More and more people are becoming sensitive to modern security threats.
Adware, spyware, viruses and other forms of malware are wreaking havoc among PCs worldwide. People are wizening up and have a dire need for learning what is happening in their computers. They want to take more active control of their systems and to do that they need information about processes and the dynamic link libraries (dlls) running invisibly in the background.
Written in plain English, processlibrary.comgives free, immediate, anonymous and unlimited access to an extensive online database of comprehensive process description to help users identify:
Any unnecessary processes such as residual processes from uninstalled programs (e.g. such as schedulers or audio players) that are harmless but that impede the stable and smooth operation of a computer.
Any processes that are considered harmful and that constitute a security threat. Reports show that 90% of computers are infected by background processes that pose a direct threat to system security, data integrity and personal privacy while compromising performance. Attacks come in the form of spyware, adware, keyloggers, viruses, trojans and worms.
Any legitimate processes that are crucial to the operation of the system. processlibrary.com also recommends sites and products that help users eliminate threats.
Usually users open up their Windows Task Manager when they think that there is a security threat or when their computer has suddenly slowed down, explains Malmberg. They see one or more processes that seem suspect and punch in a search at our process library. We tell them what the process is all about, who has written it, what it is supposed to do and whether its OK to stop it. In some cases, like lsass.exe for example, we even tell them that there is a Trojan with the same name. In this way people know that if they find such a mprocess they can run man anti-virus to make sure that their system is safe. Like this they can also increase the performance of their computers
With the explosive growth of software applications, hundreds of new processes and dlls are being released every year so any information service must keep abreast with as many changes as possible to be able to deliver an efficient service to its audience. We keep processlibrary.com updated on a weekly basis. This month alone we will be adding another 500 process definition to bring the count up to 3000. Its a mammoth task but we have a team of good people explains the CEO.
With millions of page views every month, processlibrary.com has grown to become the primary reference point for thousands of users around the globe. Process definitions are featured on a large number of affiliate sites and in USA Today, Yahoo! and The Washington Post.
We are constantly on the look out for new material to continue being number one and giving our visitors the best service possible. This month we launched a new community of users with the aim of getting our users to meet online to discuss any irregularities or doubts that they may have and to request or suggest specific process definitions. This will greatly facilitate our research and will enable us to maximize the number of descriptions that are found in the Process Library. Our aim is to reach 100 million page views by year end and the only way forward is to continue investing heavily in the information we provide to maximize customer value remarks Malmberg.
processlibrary.com grew as an extension of the information features of WinTasks, a powerful utility software developed by Uniblue.