Many processes are running simultaneously on Windows 10; some may be running with administrative powers or elevated privileges. While some of these processes actually need elevated rights to run programs properly, other processes don’t need such privileges. If you are doing a security audit of Windows 10 and want to check which processes are running with admin rights, this post will guide you. This process will also help troubleshoot your PC if your computer is not working properly or as expected.
How to check if a process is running with admin powers on Windows 10?
To check if a process is running with admin rights on Windows 10, perform the following steps in Task Manager:-
Step 1. Right-click on the free space on the Windows Taskbar and select the Task Manager option.
Step 2. If the Task Manager window opens with a few details, click on the More details option on the bottom left part for opening the Task Manager with full view mode.
Step 3. Once the Task Manager runs on full view mode, switch to the Details tab.
Step 4. Right-click on any column name (like Name, PID, Status, User Name, CPU, Memory, UAC virtualization, etc.) in the Details tab and select the Select columns option.
Step 5. In the Select columns box that appears, scroll down and select checkbox Elevated.
Step 6. Click the OK button.
Step 7. Now, in the Details tab, you will notice that a new column Elevated is visible for all the running processes.
If there is Yes in the Elevated column for a particular process, that means that process runs with admin privileges. If there is a No, that means it is not running with superpower rights.