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)
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"
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.