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How to find and kill all Java Processes to avoid an OS reboot if Java will be installed silently?

Introduction In order to avoid a reboot or occurrence of a pop-up which requests to reboot the OS if a newer version of Java will be installed silently, all processes which are using Java have to be ...
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Lingering firefox.exe

It seems like every other time I try to launch Firefox, I get an error message saying Firefox is already running. While I see no Firefox windows displayed, investigating the Processes tab in Task ...
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1answer
71 views

Can't save batch file shortly after running it on Windows 7

I'm working on a batch file in Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm using notepad++ with the runme extension. When I run the batch file and make some changes directly after that, I am not able to save the .bat ...
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SMC.EXE High download from internet only when vpn is connected

I have an issue of data being downloaded whenever the vpn connection is active i.e. the symantec SMC.exe process starts download which causes my internet bandwidth quota gets completed very fast and ...
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See processes/programs spawned off by another

I want to see all the processes/exes in memory that are spawned off when I click an application in windows 7, 64 bit. I could use Process monitor to do this, but I am not sure if it is the right ...
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58 views

What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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Synergy's synrgyhk.dll suddenly gets linked to random processes

I'm using Windows 8 and from time to time, my Synergy server just stops responding. It doesn't notice that it's not working anymore (the interface doesn't show any error), but re-launching the server ...
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1answer
348 views

How to find out what process a system tray icon corresponds to?

Is there any way to find out what process created a given icon in the system tray? A new icon has appeared that I don't recognize and I would like to find out what process spawned it.
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1answer
77 views

how to see all network requests made by an application [duplicate]

Suppose i have an application running abc.exe, how to see all the network requests made by this application? Wireshark is good to see all the requests from the pc, but is there any filter for requests ...
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How can I log process creation w/ parameters in Windows

We need to log all process creation on a Windows 7 machine. We already know about enabling Audit Process Creation events on Group Policy, but we need the most information about it we can get. The most ...
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1answer
70 views

Start process in high priority

When windows starts I see most of the processes start in normal priority. I can manually change the priority of a running process. But what I want is when a particular process starts it be ...
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0answers
190 views

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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Disable Windows 8 auto ending programs

I often lose my unsaved work because of Windows 8's stupid feature that ends unresponsive programs once the dialog box, "This program is not responding" appears. Are there any options I can disable ...
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2answers
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Why I haven't got right to kill a process from Windows' command prompt?

I'm studying C++ and I have to kill a process (my program I made). But I cant see the process in the Task Manager so I googled how could I kill it from command prompt. When I try to kill: taskkill ...
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2answers
458 views

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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1answer
542 views

How to determine if process in windows “has no parent”?

I am trying to figure out a way through the Windows command line to determine if a process has no parent. I know all processes technically have a parent that is controlled by the OS or whatever, but ...
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1answer
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windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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1answer
93 views

Playing multiple sound processes through different audio devices

I often watch a live stream on my TV, which I've connected to my Windows 7 PC through HDMI and play a game at the same time on my computer. Now, I'd like the stream-relevant sound (the one coming from ...
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ftp folder not opening. and the “explorer” proccess run again and again

Very strange problam... (Win 7 Pro) The ftp protocol, defined to run in Explorer.exe. When I opening ftp link (even within the windows explorer) - It's not opening anything. And in the task manager, ...
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2answers
40 views

Find handles by process

I am trying to figure out where an undocumented application is storing it's configurations. To find any files it might be using I thought I might be able to use process explorer to view any file ...
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3answers
169 views

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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1answer
185 views

How to run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

How I can run a MSC Windows file which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option? When I click on the option, absolutelly nothing happens. PS: I don't want to trick it starting CMD window or ...
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1answer
555 views

Why cannot kill process fastboot_cmd.exe using taskkill /F in windows 7?

I want to kill process fastboot_cmd.exe in my desktop PC, tasklist output: Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage ========================= ======== ...
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sysinternals pskill return code

I'm looking for pskill.exe return status code so i can use it in batch/other programs and can't find any information about it. Have tryed running it when the desired process does or doesn't exist and ...
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2answers
783 views

How to print the list of running processes, in Windows

What tool should I be using so that I can easily print a list with all the processes that are currently running in Windows? Or maybe there are some commands I could use. Any suggestions?
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1answer
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How to find out which file or folder is being locked by process in Windows OS? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I run the task manager and see several processes with the same name (e.g. comskip) running at the same time in the background while looping or using most of computation power (because ...
2
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1answer
377 views

Can I edit the header bytes of a .EXE file but still retain a working program?

As we know, exe files generally start with 4D5A or 'MZ' in ASCII. How would I change the header whilst still allowing the file to work as normal? Right now i'm looking at ccleaner's exe file. ...
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1answer
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Why do I get no output from programs executed locally through PsExec?

I am running .\PsExec.exe \\$env:COMPUTERNAME ping www.google.com All I get is "ping exited with error code 0." What do I need to do to actually view the output from ping? I am running this through ...
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1answer
202 views

Bash script: kill instances before re-executing

I've got a batch script I use to jump start my development environment. It looks like this :: Update checkout git pull :: Compile code with Maven call mvn clean install -Pui :: File for a program ...
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1answer
120 views

Find Out the TrustLevel of a Running Process

I can run processes with a specific TrustLevel like this: RunAs /TrustLevel:0x20000 process.exe But, how do I find out the TrustLevel of a process that is already running? Is there any app ...
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Changing Windows process priority via command line

I want to change Windows process priority via command line. How can I do that?
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2answers
730 views

High CPU Usage in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My computer sometimes runs at 100% CPU and gets real slow. When I start task manager to see which process is causing it, there is a process named "1347142115.exe" and it uses 99% of the CPU. When I ...
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1answer
41 views

Which process - in windows - changes system settings

I'm currently writing a program that changes certain system settings. For most of those settings, I was able to find information on registry keys on the internet. For others, however, I wasn't able to ...
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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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203 views

Multiple system calls from PID 0 in Windows

Recently, one of my old PC at home lags at times. I open the Process Monitor (from sysinternals.com) and find multiple system calls from a process with PID 0, including CreateFile operation. I thought ...
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Is it possible to hint Windows to bring a process completely out of swap

Is it possible to hint the Windows virtual-memory-manager to bring a particular process out of swap? The situation I often find myself in is normally using about 50% of my RAM for all the normal ...
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0answers
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How to keep a completed process in memory?

I have a program that has a large startup delay. (it needs to load lots of data from hard drive). So, I call it from the command line and provide it the name of input file, it processes that and ...
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2answers
48 views

Process explorer cycle and time not matching

I have a question about process explorer. I am checking the performances of two different processes: skype cycle : 4,600,000,000 ; skype total cpu time : 5:00.000 chrome cycle 200,000,000 ...
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1answer
89 views

Is it possible to enable a process to remain active during Windows sleep mode?

While the majority of processes are sleeping, can a selection of them continue to operate normally?
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How to overcome Access Denied when killing process in Windows? [duplicate]

How to kill process which does not want to? I have Access Denied message when trying to kill the process. I know it can be due to device driver waiting and probably this is the reason. But my ...
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1answer
157 views

Start program before log on

Can I run a program on start-up before anyone has logged in? So that, for example, q-torrent and some other programs start again after unexpected shutdown (like power failure or similar) and ...
2
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1answer
543 views

taskkill windows command getting hung

I have a few batch files in which I directly call taskkill command to kill running processes (because they interfere with these nightly build scripts). But recently, it seems after some Windows ...
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4answers
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The process “ati2evxx.exe” clogs half my RAM, how can I disable it?

I have a Windows XP 32-bit OS on my computer, which has been acting strange lately: the system REFUSES to shut down, standby or even hibernate. Sometimes, the system even randomly reboots with a split ...
2
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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 ...
2
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2answers
119 views

Saving content from unresponsive exe

I have a notepad.exe running that is unresponsive. I would like to save the contents. Can I somehow dump the process' current state and copy my text content from it?
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1answer
2k views

How to list a process tree on windowss?

I know in linux it's very usefull the pstree command and something like that is what i'm looking for... but how to make a detailed process list (tree) on windows terminal?
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2answers
319 views

What does the C in Cid stand for in winDbg, kdbg and livekd?

If execute the !process command in the windwos debugger you get output in this format: PROCESS fffffa8006bff940 SessionId: 0 Cid: 03ec Peb: 7f79ae1f000 ParentCid: 02e4 DirBase: 084ed000 ...
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1answer
251 views

Measuring how much battery charge a process uses in Windows

As battery life in most laptops is naturally limited to a few hours, is there any way to know how much battery a process (i.e. Microsoft Word or GNS.exe) is using? Like process A is using this much ...
2
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1answer
231 views

Detect what process is changing a file on Windows

Is there a way to detect what process is changing a file on Windows 7? I know procmon is a great tool but couldn't figure it out how to do it or even if it's possible. The problem is that I have a ...
6
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2answers
347 views

What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?