Why is Process Hacker able to kill processes that no other tools can kill?
Process Hacker loads a driver that searches memory for an internal Microsoft kernel function and calls it. This special function is not known to be hooked by
any malware and security software.
Process Hacker can kill my anti-virus software! Is this a bug in the anti-virus software?
No. Please do not report these incidents as bugs because you will be wasting their time.
Symbols don't work properly!
Firstly, you need the latest dbghelp.dll version:
1) Install the latest Windows SDK. (links are below)
2) Open Process Hacker options via the main menu: Hacker > Options
3) Click Symbols, and locate dbghelp.dll
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 SDK: C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows (x86)\
Windows 8 or above SDK:
32bit: \Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.x\Debuggers\x86\
64bit: \Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.x\Debuggers\x64\
Secondly, you need to configure the search path. If you don't know what to do, enter: SRV*SOME_FOLDER*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Replace SOME_FOLDER with any folder you can write to, like D:\Symbols.
Now you can restart Process Hacker and view full symbols.
Why can't I build Process Hacker?
The most likely problem is that you do not have the latest Windows SDK installed.
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 SDK: Windows SDK
Windows 7, Windows 8 SDK: Windows 8 SDK
Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 SDK: Windows 8.1 SDK
Anti-cheat software reports Process Hacker as a game cheating tool!
Unfortunately there is nothing much that can be done about this.