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

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Windows 7: Set Physical Memory Limit

Where can we set the maximum physical memory an Application/Process can use. I am not trying set a cap on Maximum memory, rather the amount allowed on physical memory before switching to virtual ...
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Mysterious hieroglyph in a command of a Spotify process after update

I've just spotted that right after update spotify starts itself up with a command line that looks like Spotify.exe /UPDATECOMPLETE "䣈!" I can understand the purpose of the /UPDATECOMPLETE key ...
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A service for looking up process names? [on hold]

Does anybody know if there is a online service or site for getting more information on process names? I occasionally see services in the Activity Monitor (Mac OS X) and have no idea whether or not ...
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Processes duplication and Denial of Service

Suppose a person X connects to a Unix OS with ssh as a regular user; X writes a small program P which executes itself 2 times without waiting and exits; then X executes it. Clearly, after some time, ...
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How to stay logged in via SSH to a Synology Server?

How do I stay logged in continuously to a Synology (custom Linux) server via SSH? I am trying to get a program to run continuously on the server but when I close my SSH window from my own computer, ...
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run powershell command from cmd

how i can run this command from cmd : powershell.exe "(get-process | ? {$_.Description -eq "Sysinter Process Explorer"}) | select processname | out-file $env:APPDATA\example.txt" i still get ...
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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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kill process by its own description

I need help for killing putty.exe by searching process for it's description even if the user change the name and the class name ( win title ) for the putty.exe if process description on process list ...
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get process name from it's own description autoit?

how can i get the process name from computer memory by using loop depends on the process description example () if my prgram name "dev.exe" in memory and it's own description "a tool for ...
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How to measure a CPU overheating process when in Idle Mode?

Every time my PC is idle for an hour, I return to find the fan at maximum speed and the CPU at 51-52 degrees. It's Windows 7 on an 8150 octocore from AMD. The task manager shows that two of the cores ...
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Critical number of processes for monitoring?

I was going to setup my Nagios/Icinga to monitor the processes on my machines and in case of a high number warn or error me via email. I know for monitoring load, you would use something like this: ...
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Check how my process was killed

I'm currently running a simple Node.JS server with express.js on my RaspberryPi with Debian installed on it. Everything works fine, but every morning I wake up to see my server isn't running anymore ...
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Is it possible to get the Process ID of an Executable started in a PowerShell script using he 'Call' (`&`) operator?

Here is my issue. I run a command line application within a PowerShell script using the Call Operator (i.e. the & symbol), such that it is: & $PathToExe /switch:"lots of args" ...
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How to Limit the number of Processes a Program can Generate

I'm having an issue where a program called Deadline 7.1 is creating Multiple processes of a Plug-in it uses "MayaBatch" so much to the point it's maxing out the machines memory and causing it to ...
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How can I log the IPs that processes on my computer are connecting to?

My firewall is saying that my Windows 7 PC is connecting outbound to several suspicious IP addresses in a foreign country. I've run 5 different virus/malware scans, but I'm clean. How can I ...
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`qsub` leaves “NotQueued ” in “blocked jobs”

I am working on a remote cluster (westgrid > bugaboo) on which I submit processes via a .pbs file. My .pbs looks like this #!/bin/bash #PBS -l procs=1 #PBS -l walltime=100:00:00 #PBS -N ...
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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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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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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. ...