Process Lasso 6.0 was available as a giveaway on January 4, 2013!
Automate - Optimize - Take Control! Process Lasso is NOT yet another task manager. It is a process, power profile, and CPU optimization utility. One of Process Lasso's most popular features is a unique technology called ProBalance (Process Balance). It can improve your PC's responsiveness and stability during high CPU loads. Windows, by design, allows programs to monopolize your CPU without sufficient restraint - leading to hangs and micro-lags. ProBalance intelligently adjusts the priorities of running programs on-demand so that badly behaved processes are less likely to negatively impact the responsiveness of your PC. It does this NOT by raising process priorities, but instead by temporarily lowering the priorities of background processes that may be interfering with PC responsiveness. It can also perform other operations on these processes, such as adjusting their I/O priorities or CPU affinities.
Another popular feature is called Energy Saver. It switches the active Power Profile after you have gone idle for mere seconds (configurable). This allows you to run your PC in the High Performance power profile, yet conserve power when you aren’t active.
Want to disallow a process from ever running? Done.
In addition to these, there are countless features allowing the user to take full automated control of the processes on their PC. You can have a wide range operations performed, or settings applied, each time a process is run.
Most recently added are memory priorities (Vista+), along with the ability to set them permanently.
Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008/R2, Vista, 7, 8, and 2012