A process is a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.

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Linux RT vs 'niceness' priority and preemption

I wanted some clarification on the differences between real-time linux process priority (-99 - -1) and normal user-level 'niceness' (0 - 40) priority, and the effects on scheduling and pre-emption. ...
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How to speed up process start time?

I noticed processes are taking a very long time to start (100ms). My CPUs are mostly idle but has load on it. top - 16:59:29 up 60 days, 23:49, 1 user, load average: 6.38, 6.28, 5.95 Tasks: 544 ...
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Windows - Run process on background after closing cmd

I have a Python script which I want to run as a background process on Windows. I can do that on Linux with: python script.py & and then disconnect the process from the terminal with: disown ...
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How can I determine if I have one process with two threads, or two processes?

I notice that chrome (famously now), creates loads of instances in task manager. Is that lots of threads and one process? Or is it multiple processes. i.e. is task manager showing threads, or is it ...
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Windows 10 not releasing Processes

For the past month i have been going crazy as to why my Render systems where crashing, logs looked normal, or, they didn't have any particular errors relating to the crashes. the last week i have ...
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Removing a prank [duplicate]

This is a bit of an odd one. Someone (Probably roommate), somehow, installed something onto my computer that opens a "unsavory" website in my default browser every 10~15 minutes. It's not browser ...
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“kill -3” equivalent in powershell?

I'm trying to a get a Java Program running on Windows to perform a (java) Thread Dump; on Linux I would use: kill -3 <pid> Is there a Powershell equivalent of this ? I tried: debug-process ...
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Force Chromium browser to use multiple processes

Several people complained here about multiple Chromium browser processes, I seem to have opposite problem. I want (if I did not misunderstood something) to force Chromium to use separate process for ...
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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Windows 10, Cortana process removed by the wrong way

I followed this thread to remove Cortana process (link) And I forgot to save the name of the folder, After some windows update the folder of cortana is back again with the correct name but I don't ...
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Chrome.exe runs on its own and drains my processor power

I see like 15-20 chrome.exe processes in task manager and yes I know chrome uses several processes to separate workload. But the worst part is, I din't even oppened Chrome and yet I see those 20 ...
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How can I identify the command that spawned a process listening on a certain port?

I’m using the following version of Linux [davea@mydevbox ~]$ uname -a Linux mydevbox.mydomain.com 5.7.8-35.36.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Mar 16 17:15:34 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I want ...
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Is it possible to limit the memory a process uses from command line?

Is it possible to limit the amount of memory a process consumes from the command line and eventually automatically kill the process if it tries to overpass this limit? Something like MaxRam -4GB ...
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Hidden processes causing huge increase in ios data usage? [migrated]

On my first iphone the data usage was both reasonable and logical at the beginning, but a couple months in and I was seeing a ridiculous increase of >5x usage. I started off average 5-8 gb/month and ...
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Hiding remote desktop server process on Windows 10?

So I'm trying to run a program that won't fully function if it notices the a remote desktop server running on the computer. Is there a way to hide or rename the remote desktop process to fool this ...
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Find location of process running in top command

When I run 'top' I see a process running named "watchdog" I read up on watchdog via the man page ala Google but I don't have that program installed. I've done a whereis and checked the /dev file to no ...
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Application crash, not able to terminate process

I'm having a serious problem with my laptop, everytime that some application crash, It just freezes then I close the window of the application but the process is still running and I'm not able to ...
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Windows 10: Processes stuck in “Suspended” state

I'm running into an issue on Windows 10 where processes remain stuck in the "Suspended" state (visible through the task manager by displaying the "Status" column). Those processes cannot be killed, ...
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Kill unresponsive process in windows that won't stop through Task Manager or Process Explorer

Up front: I'm using windows 7 64 bit. So sometimes I am trying to kill a process but it won't quit. I can try killing the process or the process structure, but Task Manager won't accomplish anything. ...
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Rogue SVHOST process

How might I go about diagnosing the cause of a svhost process that consumes vast amounts of RAM and CPU on a Windows 7 system? It appears apparently randomly, it can be terminated without any ...
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How do you find a software crash in Process Monitor (Procmon)?

I have an issue running a certain piece of software which I compiled (didn't write it myself). Every time I start the program, it crashes within a second or two (almost instantly from when the window ...
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How to analyze process dump?

I'm trying to analyze a process dump (not neccesrily minidump). Does someone know a tool/script which makes the parsing/analysis of the .dmp file? I tried BlueScreenView, WhoCrashed and WinDbg with ...
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Can I set a process name for my tomcats on CentOS ?

I have several tomcats running on my centos. If I try "top", all of them are shown as "java" . Is there anyway, such as changing the catalin.sh, that I can make each of the tomcat has its own name ...
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How to (what programm) kill a process in windows that has been inactive for X seconds and is running in multiple instances

I have multiple instances of a programm running and from time to time it stops responding. I need to check if processes of X have not been responding for >X seconds, and if yes, kill this exact ...
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Windows 7 - Quickheal's EMLPROXY.EXE taking up too much CPU, not killable afterwards

Above mentioned EMLPROXY.EXE (from Quickheal Total Security) suddenly takes up 95% CPU, it is not killable from task manager and Resource Monitor. I get a "Permission denied" error. I downloaded ...
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Impero - when does it work?

I have a question about Impero. Does it work when I'm not connected to my school's Wi-Fi? The process "ImperoGuardianSVC" is working all time in background. Impero is a school program to prevent ...
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Unable to kill a process

With admin rights and Powershell, I want to kill a nasty process. PS D:\_prj> Get-Process someapp* | Stop-Process -Force (or without -Force). That works in 99% of cases. Unfortunately, sometimes ...
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Keep Disk Space Cleanup Manager from running while I'm working?

Every day I'm at my desk working away when my CPU fan takes off like an airplane. When I check my running processes it's almost always the Disk Space Cleanup Manager and today it was using 19% of my ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of each application

Sometimes I need to understand each application is running and consuming more CPU Resources than others and stop it. is there any Sw to monitor this?
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Is there any tool to log create process activity in windows? [closed]

For example, process notepad.exe created there should be a log entry in the log file. Is there any such tool in windows?
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Is there a difference CPU Clock and Instruction Clock?

I am a bit confused between CPU clock and instruction clock. I brought the following figure from this source as illustration. Does instruction clock imply the time it takes by the cpu clock to execute ...
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What's the shortest way to end multiple process at windows 7

Is it there any simple way to end multiple process in task manager of windows 7, Scenario : I need to end multiple process at task manager ,since there is no option for Multi-select ,Any option to ...
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CPU clock cycle and instructions interpretation

I am new in computer architecture but I know the main topics since I had it as a course before. My question is in fact little deep and related to CPU clock cycle and how processor interpret ...
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Issue getting DLL handle using process explorer

I am trying to see how a certain section of Windows is "built", more specifically the interaction between winlogon.exe, msgina.dll and keymgr.dll When I launch Process Explorer or Dependancy Walker I ...
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Linux: Why UID and GID are 0 despite not being the root user?

Just a question here. I was looking through my program and its pid, uid, gid. And I found UID and GID are 0 but I'm not signed in as a root user. Why is this the case? And I am curious if UID and ...
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WAMP starts up (green) but doesnt fully restart (orange)

When I open the WAMP manager it goes to green and everything works. Then (also without doing anything else) when I click the icon and choose restart all services it goes to orange and stays orange. ...
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What is powershell2.exe?

I have a process running on a server named powershell2.exe. It is not under the path where I would expect PowerShell to be running; instead it is deep in my **C:\Program Files** tree, within a folder ...
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Running a script when I exit a program

I want to identify when a specific program is being shut down, and run a script when it does. Is there a way to do that on Windows? The thing I had in mind is running automated git commit + push ...
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Chrome doesn't start, cannot reinstall and process cannot be killed

So I managed to crash Chrome while playing with PHP, and after that it didn't start up at all, so I decided to uninstall it and reinstall. Reinstalling didn't work, for "some reason" it said, probably ...
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Compatibility-Mode doesn't work in Windows 10

I used to play the game Freelancer, which originally was designed to work with win98/Me/2000/xp, with Windows Xp/Vista/7. Now I upgraded to Win 10 and it doesn't run anymore. The problem is, that it ...
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process hacker: how to start a new task? (As task manager does)

When I terminate a task, for instance explorer.exe, how can I start it again using process hacker? (In task manager, we need to click on "create a new task") (On windows 7)
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windows 10 equivalent to windows 7 “end process”

In windows 7, when I program hangs, I call up the task list. If I do "end task" it will ask if I want to "Wait for the program to close", or "End now". Whichever option I choose, it seems to just hang ...
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Why do we need a CPU clock [closed]

I'm very confused regarding the working of a cpu clock.The following questions arise in my mind-What is the need of a clock in a cpu ? What does synchronization mean in context of working of a cpu ? ...
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Check if a process is running or not continually, and start multiple programs if not and terminate itself

I found this at stackoverflow and it's code is this:- @echo off Set "MyProcess=calc.exe" echo "%MyProcess%" tasklist /NH /FI "imagename eq %MyProcess%" 2>nul |find /i "%MyProcess%">nul If not ...
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Filter running processes by digital signature authority

I want to write a script that will kill all processes whose executables are signed by a certain authority. I know how to get the list of running processes, and how to send a filtered list off to be ...
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Unkillable process

I have been unsuccessfully trying to kill a process; I have tried taskkill, Stop-Process in powershell, pskill, nircmd, task manager, processexplorer, and deleting the file various ways. The process ...
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Blocking executable with variable file name from running

I have some annoying malware/unwanted program on my PC and can't get rid of it so I thought of blocking its executable(s) from running. For the latter, I found How to Block an Application or .EXE from ...
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How do I create a Windows process that runs in the background [duplicate]

I started using something thats been speeding up my Internet connections and I want to run it continuously in the background. I want a .vbs that will run the cmd command ping -t <IP Address> ...
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noms.exe high CPU usage (what is this process?)

I recently discovered process called noms.exe running and maxing out one CPU core on the machine. I have done all the usual steps trying to collect the information about the process and was surprised ...
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How can I close a process that slows down my computer to a crawl?

I sometimes mess up and start a CPU-intensive program while I'm playing a videogame. Last time I did this, my game audio began looping in a really obnoxious fashion and the smallest mouse click took ...