Show Windows : Command-line Tool to Manage Open Windows or Applications
ShowWindows - Command-line Tool to Manage Open Windows
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Show Windows is the command-line tool to manage Windows opened by all running Processes on your system.

In addition to showing open Windows, it does little more. Here are some of the things that you can do with ShowWindows,

  • View all open Windows/Apps
  • Windows opened by particular User
  • Windows opened by particular Process
  • Search for Windows with specified Title
  • Close the Window
  • Kill the selected Process

In Penetration Testing environment, it can help you to discover all kind of activities happening on the target system. Instead of just plain listing of running processes, open Windows list can reveal more interesting details. For example, Files currently opened by the user, what songs/videos being played, what websites being watched etc.

'Show Windows' is available in both 32 bit & 64 bit versions. It works on all Windows Platforms starting from Windows XP to latest version, Windows 10.

Installation & Un-installation

ShowWindows comes with Installer to help in local installation & un-installation. This installer has intuitive wizard which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.

At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\ShowWindows

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\ShowWindows
How to use?
ShowWindows is very easy to use tool. It is command-line/console based tool, hence you have to launch it from the command prompt (cmd.exe).

Here is the simple usage information

   ShowWindows.exe [-h | -p <pid> | -u <username> | -s <name> |  -c <full_title> | -k <pid>]
        -h     This help screen
        -p     show Windows opened by the Process
        -u     show Windows opened by the User
        -s     search for all Windows with Title
        -c     close the Window
        -k     kill the Process  
Examples of ShowWindows
//Show all open windows
//List all open windows belonging to process id 1000
ShowWindows.exe -p 1000
//List all open windows belonging to user admin
ShowWindows.exe -u "admin"
//Close the Window with title 'Mozilla Firefox'
ShowWindows.exe -c "Mozilla Firefox"
//Kill the Process with PID 1000
ShowWindows.exe -k 1000
//List all open Windows having title Chrome
ShowWindows.exe -s "chrome"
ShowWindows in Action
Release History
Version 2.0: 11th Jan 2017
Now it waits for user input so that you can run it directly by double clicking on it. Added color based screen output.
Version 1.5: 20th Feb 2013
Mega 2017 edition to support for showing open windows/apps on Windows 10 version.
Version 1.0: 7th Nov 2012
First public release of ShowWindows.
FREE Download Show Windows v2.0

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


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