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Hide cmd.exe Process When Running Batch Script

I have a batch script that I am running hidden by executing it with a vbs. This is great, because it completely hides the cmd window. However, if I look in the Windows Task Manager I can still see ...
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Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot?

This is not a duplicated question. This question is about stopping or pausing the current startup list at any time rather than bypassing it. Is there an application or program that can stop or pause ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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How to remove startup programs which are not listed in Add or Remove Program list?

I have two startup processes, which I'm not sure what they are for. Is it normal that a PC running Windows 8 has these two processes? They look quite suspicious as their publisher is not listed at ...
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record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Need help record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager Please, can someone give me a command for that. thanks
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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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How do I end this process?

I want to end this process below : But whenever I try, I get an error : Is there a way to do this ? The process SAPISSVC.EXE is actually an antivirus process. I want to close it because ...
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Lots of processes going on of the same “DownloadAD (32 bits)”

When I open up task manager it is always a lot of processes with the label "DownloadAD (32 bits)". I know it is HPs own software for finger print logins and stuff so I need the Program. I can remove ...
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How to read the results of PsList?

I'm trying to use PsList from SysInternal to check the RAM used by running processes. The thing is I don't quite understand the results. For example, in the screenshot below, VBoxTray.exe is using ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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165 views

Is it possible for a process to not appear in the Task Manager in Windows 7? [closed]

I was just wondering if it was possible for malware to hide itself in this way.
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Limited task manager?

I know it seems counter-productive, but I was looking for a task manager that it's more limited than the one that comes with Window. The reason is that some servers that I use (but not manage) have ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 process System takes 100% disk usage and extremly slows pc

I have Windows 8 and recently I have problem with process System. Sometimes this process takes disk usage to 100% for a several minutes and working speed is betwenn 0,1MB/s and 0,4MB/s. I can't work ...
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What is the RuntimeBroker.exe process in Windows 8?

I was looking through my Task Manager today and saw something called Runtime Broker running: I've never seen this in previous versions of Windows. What is it? What does it do?
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How to set “Process Priority” and “Process Affinity” on Windows 8?

On Windows 7 everything we must do to set "Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime) or to set "Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run ...
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Why are there multiple Chrome instances running even though I only have one window (only one tab) open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple chrome.exe in Task Manager In Windows Task Manager it seems that I have multiple Chrome processes running, even though I only have one Chrome window open. How ...
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Windows 7 x64 cannot kill Skype

Skype got stuck, and Windows was unable to kill the process even when the UI had disappeared. I had to restart the computer to get Skype again working. Running as administrator: ...
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1answer
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Determining the URL of an active Chrome process via Task Manager

Given the following screenshot as an example: How would you determine which subprocess of Chrome is chewing the most memory? Is this possible with Windows Task Manager (specifically on Windows 7, ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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561 views

What advantages does Ending Task have over Ending Process?

From what I know, everytime we want to stop an app (or a frozen app), we will go TaskManager, select the app, Go to Process and terminate the process. "Ending Process" is preferred over "Ending Task" ...
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1answer
988 views

Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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1answer
244 views

Utility to filter processes, or to view/kill old processes easily?

I have been looking for a Windows utility like Process Explorer or Process Hacker, but with any or all of these features: Ability to filter processes shown (exclude OR include, either is fine) ...
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1answer
847 views

Why does IE8 show up as multiple processes in Task Manager?

I'm using IE8 on WinXP-SP3, and when I run IE, there are quite a few iexplore.exe entries in the TaskMgr Process List, even when I am not using multiple tabs. I am running this page in one tab ...
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3answers
576 views

Where do I find the device drivers in the task manager?

While running an OS all the drivers of keyboard, mouse, graphic card, nic must be in memory in order to be accessed by the CPU, right? Each driver should be a process or at least a thread of a ...
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Can't end any process in Task Manager

For some reason I can't end any processes in Task Manager; I get an access denied error. I am on an administrator account, and the processes I'm trying to terminate are not vital - e.g. even if I ...
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Internet Explorer task manager

If I open an Internet Explorer window, there are two entries created in the list of Processes under Windows Task Manager: iexplorer-10832 iexplorer-5076 Why does the Windows Task Manager show two ...
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In Windows XP Task Manager, shows 150+ processes running?

Almost every morning my laptop slows or stops. When I bring up task manager it usually shows something between 80 and 150 line items called Task Manager, and I have to close them down one at a time to ...
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1answer
315 views

csrss.exe runs out of control

It runs regularly at about 7,000k and maybe a flicker of 5% CPU, but every couple of days it goes nuts and shoots up to 200,000k of memory usage and about 50% or more of CPU. A reboot fixes the issue ...
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Why is the Windows task manager slow to end tasks?

Whenever a program freezes, it takes the task manager a very long time to end the task. I never understood why this should happen on a multiprocessor machine; shouldn't one processor be able to save ...
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Process description for Windows XP Home Edition

In my Windows XP Home Edition, there is no desciption for the processes in the task manager. For example, all the services seem to appear with the same-name processes "SVCHOST.EXE". But I want to ...
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2answers
542 views

Why is Kaspersky's CPU activity not shown in process list?

So, when Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 (11) starts doing a full scan, I can see my CPU activity going to 100%. However, the KIS process only takes 02% according to Task manager, how is this ...
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3answers
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What is csrss.exe?

According to google, CSRSS.exe could either be a Trojan, or an important part of Windows. eh! They say: This process should be treated as suspicious if there are two instances running. ...
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Is there a “deep” task manager available in Windows XP akin to Windows 7 and Vista? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager Is there a good task manager or utility for Windows XP that gives deep visibility into the processes and threads running on the ...
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strange processes on Windows

can somebody explain how can I delete unnecessary processes on windows? For example I deleted icq, but I still have some icq processes on Windows Task Manager. Every time when I start my windows I ...
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How to identify what is starting a process?

On my XP machine, a python.exe process starts every so on which takes up 100% of my CPU. I have to kill it from the task monitor.. How can one identify what this process is and how you can disable ...
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1answer
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Save processes priority settings?

Is there anyway to save the processes priority settings in Windows 7 instead of opening the task manager in every session and doing it manually?
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end task vs end process

Why is it that ending a task in XP/Vista takes so much longer than ending the underlying process itself? WHat's the relationship between a task and a process from an OS perspective?