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: 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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Find cause of unkillable process?

Many times before has it been asked how to kill an unkillable process http://stackoverflow.com/questions/49988/really-killing-a-process-in-windows Unkillable process problem Unkillable process I ...
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How did the MicroXP developer edit this Windows XP Setup screen? [on hold]

I want to know how i can edit this Windows XP setup screen. As you can see, it is MicroXP v0.82, and the developer edited this part 'Please wait while Windows XP detects and installs devices...' to ...
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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 ...
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Can't kill process with Task Manager or taskkill

There are some processes wich I start, they freeze (don't even get to the GUI), and then I'm unable to kill them. These are usually programs I wrote or compiled. When I try to kill them via Task ...
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Share CPU equally between users (not processes) in Debian?

Can I share the CPU equally between users (not processes), in Debian? For example, I have two users, I want each to be able to use 50% of the CPU - even if one user has one process running and the ...
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periodic error dialog (default Email app related) on Windows 10, appears to be CortanaMapiHelper, should I be concerned?

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. Periodically (maybe daily?), I get the below dialog appearing on my machine. I normally just click OK and move on. This time, I ran Process Explorer, then used the ...
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Stuck process and can't be terminated

i was working for an exercise (exercise1) to be specific, with codeblocks. When i was done, i compiled & ran it. Instead of running properly, the cmd window was blank, it couldn't take any input ...
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Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods often don't work.

Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods are either unreliable or completely ineffective. Terminal commands usually produce an ...
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Find out what kills a process

I'm trying to run a game but the main process is dying after a few seconds and I think it is getting killed by some AV or some other program. I can't debug it with a debuger like OllyDbg, because the ...
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Why apache log “(111)Connection refused” warning when child process is closed

I am running a server using apache, and the apache error log is periodically getting this warning, usually when there are visits to the site, and usually in groups of at least two or three at a time. ...
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How to show full command line of all processes in Windows

On Windows, in the Task Manager it is possible to see the command line of each processes but it is truncated. How can I see the complete command line of each running process?
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In Windows 8.1, which process handles audio?

I have been messing around and I'm curious to which process - if there is one - handles audio and sound. Thanks!
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Is there a way to log what application or device is using a USB port?

I have a DAQ connected through USB, and every now and then it drops signal and the application using it crashes. I have a feeling that some other process or service is interrupting the USB. Is there a ...
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Transparently execute processes on another machine

Situation: At work, we have an in-house tool for data crunching. When a job is triggered, it starts multiple copies of itself in separate processes and communicates with them in order to crunch in ...
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Is a single core process reassigned to some other core automatically when the core utilization is high in linux?

Generally, by default, if a single core process starts to have high core utilization, will it be reassigned to some other core which can handle and unless it is exclusively defined not to with in the ...
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How to find out what process created a certain file after the deed has been done?

I know this question exists. What are my options to get a hold of an application (probably malfunction in code) that creates a "bad file" like in this screenshot: It's always exactly this file, ...
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How to jail a process?

I am creating a tool which will run programs uploaded by my students and test their homeworks from programing class. Their programs read from standard input, do some computations and then write to ...
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What does CPU column means on Process Tab on Task Manager

I have an application in Python that I have deployed in a Client. It shows 25% on CPU column on Process Tab. I wonder what it means or how it affects the CPU? Because most of the processes have only ...
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htop process viewer - set column width

I try to enlarge the htop column's width. I've found a solution here, but it seems very specific and also too difficult. Is there any simpler way to make all the characters in a column visible?
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How can processes detach when I try to kill them?

I have an application on Linux where I have to kill a whole process tree from within an application. The process tree looks like: app └── parent ├── child1 ├── child2 ├── child3 ├── ...
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Weird “Local Address” in lots of processes

I noticed a weird address in the Local Address column in the Network tab of Process Hacker in lots of program that work with internet connection (like chrome, firefox, dropbox, thunderbird etc..). ...
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Limit process ram but force swap instead of kill

I am currently quite frustrated with meteor. I am going to make my own telescope modification via the official repository on my hosting service of choice. The only problem is that meteor builds the ...
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linux: unable to kill non-zombie process

On ubuntu 14.04, I ran an grep command on all the logs, that started to take all memory (~48 Gb). I tried to kill it, with kill -9, sudo kill -9, killall, pkill, whatever, but the process is still ...
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Empty processes on windows 10?

Seemingly empty processes, that formed from me ending actual processes that I have started (names are the same as the processes I opened and ended). They use no memory CPU GPU usage, no descriptions ...
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How to kill mysql with moving pid

I have multiple mysql instances running on OSX 10.10. /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld stop spits out a bunch of warnings and errors, I'm not sure if they're worth sharing. Here's the first error 16164 ...
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Program does not want to open “Program already running”, how to trick the program into thinking its not? [duplicate]

So I'm trying to run a piece of software which can work perfectly fine as long as you move the data directory in multiple instances. Only it does not want to open more then once, as it detects its ...
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How can I limit the amount of memory available to a running process? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, is it possible to somehow prevent an already-running process from consuming more than a given amount of memory? Microsoft's Application Verifier, as far as I can tell, only allows ...
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What Windows account is used when no one is logged in?

When no one is logged into Windows, (the log in screen is displayed) which user are the current processes running as? (The video/sound drivers, login session, any server software, accessibility ...
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Weird process running every day, I don't know what it is

I have this weird process running every day on my computer. It's called Intelligent Team.exe. It doesn't take much memory, nor it makes my computer run slower, it just runs every day on startup and I ...
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Cant kill a process,gives me “access denied” Error even with admin

Since yesterday I was trying to kill hl2.exe (Team Fortress 2) process and: Task Manager wont show that hl2.exe is running Process Manager&Process Hacker 2 says "Access denied" When tried to ...
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Measure / Monitor Network Traffic and file access of a process (Windows)

I would like to measure/monitor the network/internet traffic of a process. I am using Windows 7. And I would like to see which files this process reads/writes. I was now search several hours, ...
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Java Client SE 8 Process/es and Windows 10 — Something I'm Missing?

So over at the Information Security StackExchange forum I and a few other people have been kicking around a question about a new security protection Oracle apparently added for the Java client player ...
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Find process by thread ID

One of my programs outputs its thread ID for debugging purposes. For testing reasons I'd like to kill the process to which the thread ID belongs. How do I get the process ID if I have the thread ID ...
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High load after killing processes

My Linux home server (a RPi 2 with Raspbian) had a script running every 5 minutes from a cron job (an old rpi2pachube.sh). It usually runs a Transmission daemon. I just discovered that that script ...
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Using `top` to output only the running processes, PIDs and users?

I'd like to run top -n 1 so that it only outputs a list of running processes, their PIDs and the user that has run them (the "COMMAND", "PID" and "USER" columns). I don't need any of the other ...