AntiFreeze – Emergency Task Manager for Unresponsive/Hanging Systems
AntiFreeze offers a last recourse when you find your computer in a hung state. Because programs consume too much CPU or too much memory or too many programs have been started, your computer has become unresponsive.
The mouse still moves but no programs are responding, you cannot switch to other programs or even close them. You have even tried to start the Windows Task Manager even that wonï¿½”t work because it does not get enough attention from the scheduler to respond to your mouse clicks and keyboard presses. You are ready to press the reset button, instead you can press the hotkey of AntiFreeze. It will put to sleep all running programs except the most critical ones, giving you the opportunity to close down the programs which are causing problems. You may even be able to save or recover your work.
AntiFreeze is a utility with a very small footprint, sitting in your tray and waiting for you to press the hotkey combination (ALT+CTRL+WIN+HOME by default).
The AntiFreeze application should be used in emergency situations, consider it an alternative for the reset button.
As soon as you press the hotkey combination of AntiFreeze, AntiFreeze will suspend most of the running programs so they stop hogging your systems resources.
Then it will start a special type of task manager, very much like the standard Windows task manager except that it is designed for the particular task of letting you get the system in a responsive state again.
When will it work ?
If your computer is hanging or becomes unresponsive because