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

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Mysterious “uninstalled processes” using network every time I turn on my computer

I'm traveling with my dual-boot Windows 10/Ubuntu laptop and often have fairly limited access to WiFi. When I boot into the Windows side of things (or even wake from sleep, after sleeping a while), I ...
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Visualizing the Thread, Process and Details related to these for better understanding

I would like to see all the changes after execution of each line / statement of code (Any language ). Like with respect to Java, I would like to know The Name of the thread / process Operations ...
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Is process priority periodically recalculated by OS?

I have a question regarding win-7 schedule and process priority. The scenario is: I have a process running, initially in priority "Normal" I find this process to be often reduced to Background (Low ...
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How to monitor events of process start and exit under Linux?

Under Windows, we can use Process Monitor to monitor various activities of all processes, such as events of process start and exit. Is there a similar tool under Linux?
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How to determine what files are being locked/read/written by a process in Windows?

In Windows if I want to check what process is using a file I can use programs such as Process Hacker and its search function to type the name of that file. From the information it provides I know a ...
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Kali linux 2016.1 wont shut down before and after update

After pressing the shut down button with the mouse it logs out of everything but the PC won't shut down with an active black screen and no hard drive process. the way to shut it down is with pressing ...
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Cannot find the process using most of RAM

I have 8 GB RAM running on Ubuntu. I notice that a lot of memory is used even when I don't run any programs. I used the top command to view the processes, sorted by resident memory they use. It showed ...
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unlock cmd.exe, hijacked by malware [closed]

Re-edit the question Jul 5/2015: A malware (winlogon fake process) lock cmd.exe, regedit.exe, taskmgr.exe, msconfig.exe, taskkill.exe, tasklist.exe, wscript.exe, taskmgr.exe, taskmon.exe, system ...
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Run windows service with different priority

One can only change the priority of a running process in windows, however there is no direct way of changing the priority of a windows service that I know of. Of course it is possible to change the ...
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Record all child processes spawned by a program/script

I want to record all child process Ids spawned by a long running program. Is there a way we can do that? Lets say we are running a script which does build+test and runs for an hour spawning many ...
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Reconnect to a running process

I was trying to import an SQL file to a MySQL replication server using mysql -u -p -h ... < my_dump.sql using a PuTTY client from my laptop. Unfortunately, my network cable got chewed by my cat, so ...
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Is there a linux command for current CPU usage?

On a linux system, is there a command that will give you the current CPU usage? I know you can visually inspect using top or htop, so the data exists somewhere. I'd like a command to say "at this ...
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Any way to get Linux to dump stack info for a process before oom-killing it?

Trying to debug an infrequent (albeit painful) oom-killed HTTP process on a Centos 6 box. I get the usual in logs: Out of memory: Kill process 14466 (httpd) score 405 or sacrifice child And the ...
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What is “C:\$Extend\$Reparse:$R:$INDEX_ALLOCATION” in Win7?

ProcMon.exe tells me that many different processes including ones owned by standard users, admins, and the SYSTEM user are receiving "ACCESS DENIED" error results when trying to read "C:/$Extend/$...
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Troubleshooting strange recurring McAfee console messages (OS X)

I uninstalled McAfee anti-virus long ago. I tried to completely scrub it from the system but apparently some vestige remains. I get spurts of Console messages like these every few seconds: 6/21/...
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nohup on bash redhat is one processID different

I'm using capistrano to deploy a python service. I was trying to both start the service and also write a pidfile, so I can restart the service or stop the service later. The problem is the pidfile is ...
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Linux - why does process names start with letter k?

When using the top command on a linux server, I can see multiple root processes starting with the letter k, like for example kthreadd, kblockd, khelper, kacpi_notify, ksmd, kswapd0, khugepaged, ksmd ...
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How to integrate waveworks into Ue4?

I managed to know download waveworks but I don't know how to integrate it. The folder has a setup.bat . When I run it, it downloads Ue4 binaries just like the source code but I already have UE 4 ...
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launchd job not on list, but still running

I have a launchd job that is running every two minutes, but it is not on the sudo launchctl list. I was changing the plist file, both the name of the file, and the Label key. I didn't unload it ...
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How can I send a notification for a job, when it terminates?

I am working on a Linux system and I have been able to find solutions in the case where it will send a response for success or failure. But, in my case I need to know which one it is and I am often ...
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How to kill all child processes of a terminal, not a tty session?

At my workplace, we have a high-performance computing-cluster managed by SLURM. Some people's jobs spawn lots of processes with, as a federation, are one job. They also write the top-level controller ...
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exiting chroot leads to getpt failure

On a Debian Jessie machine I have a rootfs image which I chroot in this way: mount myimage.img /mnt/myimage cp /usr/bin/qemu-arm-static /mnt/myimage/usr/bin/ mount --rbind /dev /mnt/myimage/dev mount ...
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The specified procedure could not be found - how to identify?

I'm developing plugins for a program. Whenever I try to load my plugin in that program it crashes with an the specified procedure could not be foundbut nothing more. Well to have an insight I tracked ...
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How to find the user who is running rsync?

In Linux, if rsync is already running, how can we identify which user is running it? And what if it is running as cron job, will the cron job user be different?
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How to kill second gedit?

I executed this command: for run in {1..3} do gedit & done How can i kill second gedit? Because result of this command: ps -eo cmd,pid | grep gedit is: gedit ...
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Assign an individual core to a process

What I'm trying to implement is to run a python script on it's own core on Raspberry Pi 2 with Debian. One can use taskset to bind a process to particular core. But I need this core to be free of OS's ...
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Windows 7: Set Physical Memory Limit [closed]

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 there,...
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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?

How can I get the process name from computer memory by using loop depending on the process description ? Example: My program name is "dev.exe" in memory and its description is "a tool for helping ...
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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" /anotherswitch:"...
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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 crash....
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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 ? ...