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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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One particular instance of svchost.exe taking up awful lot of memory. Why?

I have been observing that the process "svchost.exe" in my list of running processes keeps taking an awful lot of memory; close to 550MB at times! There are multiple instances of svchost.exe running ...
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3answers
44 views

How to check what files a process has written into

I have an Excel application that stores some information somewhere in my computer, and I need to know where that file is located. This Excel file is some kind of Visual-Studio-created Excel ...
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1answer
43 views

Launch each Windows Explorer window in a separete process

Win7 Win64. I configured Windows Explorer in Tools > Folder Options > View > Launch folder windows in a separate process. It is checked, to make sure I rebooted Windows and it was still checked. ...
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1answer
162 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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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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0answers
67 views

Taking control of a program another user started in Windows 7

The company I work for is adding securities per user. We used to use generic log-ins so that multiple people could use a single machine with out restarting our programs. The program takes 2-4 minutes ...
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1answer
125 views

Is disabling the Windows 7 Desktop window manager a bad idea?

I'm thinking about disabling the dwm.exe process. It seems that I can do fine without the fancy feature of [Wind]+[Tab], and am generally needing to cut memory. Does it have unintended side-effect?
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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0answers
85 views

Recover Data from a crashed process (with .dmp file)

I made a .dmp file of my process that crashed. It contained very important data. How will I recover that data. The process had it sat in ram, then hung half-way through saving. I made a 'Dump File' ...
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1answer
73 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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3answers
129 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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0answers
61 views

Avoid “press any key to continue” after taskkill

How to go about avoiding the press any key to continue that prevents windows to automatically close after a taskkill? pids=`ps -W|grep java|awk '{print $1}'` for pid in $pids; do taskkill.exe /F ...
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1answer
438 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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1answer
110 views

Unknown process named “wuowoo” running in Windows 7

Today I am reviewing the system's performance through Task Manager in Windows 7 and I noticed a process named wuowoo.exe. I googled it and checked in SuperUser site also but I can't find any ...
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1answer
125 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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1answer
5k views

What is splwow64.exe? [closed]

What does splwow64.exe do? why does it run, how does it get triggered? ive noticed a couple of times that certain applications would freeze up & this process was part of the wait chain ,after i ...
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3answers
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(When) is CONHOST.EXE actually necessary?

Background Last year I compiled a portable blog/web-server system that I can run from a flash-drive. It’s great and works wonderfully, especially on XP. The problem is that when it’s run in Windows ...
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2answers
126 views

Why is the computer hogging 22gigs of ram? [duplicate]

Where's all my ram going? I don't have that many processes running: However when I look at the performance tab it shows that I'm using 22gigs: Why is there a huge difference between what the ...
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3answers
822 views

Automatically starting a child process with 'High' priority?

My computer running Windows 7 is getting old, and Flash content stutters a bit too much. I am finding that elevating the priority of the plugin process helps a lot. I know of the /high switch to ...
2
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1answer
147 views

What is the “Ideal Processor” value?

What is the "Ideal Processor" value and why/how does it pick a certain processor to run on? I've recently seen an obvious increase in CPU usage on the furthest last core, core #7 (i7 930 ...
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1answer
61 views

Why are some processes in “trees”, but others aren't?

In a program that shows process tree layouts, like Process Explorer, I see that some programs are "floating", apparently not tied to any tree. How is this possible? Most of the processes are tree'd ...
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1answer
890 views

Firefox spawns a DllHost.exe process when downloading ZIP files

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. When downloading a ZIP file in Firefox, a DllHost.exe process appears. The command line is this: C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe ...
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1answer
460 views

Should I care about “system instability” notice? What does it mean?

When changing the priority of a process Windows 7 warns: Changing the priority of certain processes could cause system instability. Should I care? what does it even mean? what are the ...
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1answer
559 views

What processes, if any, exist between PIDs 0 and 4 on Windows 7?

Just out of curiosity what are the processes between 0 and 4, and also between 4 and 200 something.
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2answers
397 views

Where are changes made by the PWRCFG.EXE command line utility stored?

Specifically in regards to the below part of another answer, is there somewhere I can manually set/edit what this utility is doing? Powercfg Command-Line Options In the command line you can type ...
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0answers
21 views

Let any exe prevent system sleep/hibernation in windows [duplicate]

Is there a way to have Windows system standby prevented in the event that a particular executable is still running? I know playing videos does this semi-automatically but I'd like to apply this ...
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1answer
1k views

System processes like DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe are slowing down Windows 8

Windows 7 started to work slower and I used Autoruns, ProcExp and ProcMon to look at what was causing the issue. I found that it happened when DllHost.exe and WmiPrvSe.exe were running, but I'm not ...
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2answers
855 views

Find out what started a process using “services.exe”

Say I have a process called "EvilMalware.exe" that keeps getting restarted (i.e. I kill it and it is restarted after a few seconds). I looked up the process that starts it and it is ...
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1answer
209 views

Find what process started another process

Say I have process explorer showing me that I have an app called EvilAppsRUs.exe running. I kill it, but it just starts up again. I have checked to make sure it does not have a service (by right ...
2
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1answer
199 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 ...
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1answer
153 views

Chrome has many processes listed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple chrome.exe processes in Task Manager I am a Firefox user. I installed and started using Google Chrome for the past few days and I like it. I use Windows 7. ...
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3answers
601 views

How can I identify a mystery tray icon in Windows 7?

A new icon has appeared in my tray in Windows 7 recently - a black square with a white A in it: It doesn't have any tooltip or right-click context menu so I haven't been able to identify which ...
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2answers
445 views

Is there a program that can pause another program?

Here is whats bothering me. For example, I play two games, Assassins Creed and MW3. When my friends call me to play MW3 I minimise Assassins Creed to go and play MW3. But Assassins Creed still ...
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2answers
995 views

Windows 7x64 Using Too Much RAM and Slowing Down

I have been trying to figure out why this is happening to me. I have about 190+ processes running on my computer at any given point in time. Since I see a lot of people running like 20-30 at a given ...
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0answers
557 views

How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process

I have seen this question asked on here before but was unable to follow the answer which was given. I would like to monitor a processes CPU, Memory, and possibly GPU usage over a given time. The ...
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0answers
152 views

Windows 7: programs installed to AppData won't launch

I don't know what causes it, but after a while, all programs installed to the AppData will stop launching. as far as I can see, they doesn't show up in Task Manager's processes tab at all after I open ...
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3answers
3k views

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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336 views

javaw.exe issue on windows 7

I have javaw.exe process in my task manager. This process takes a lot of processor memory. When I try to close this process my video driver gets closed and Windows 7 repairs it automatically. How to ...
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4answers
1k views

In Windows 7, is there a way to know how much memory a service is using?

In windows 7, is there a way (by using common interface or a custom utility) to know how much memory a specific windows service is using ? It seems most services are hosted by svchost.exe processes ...
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1answer
57 views

Seeing the process lnqtkqhegaq.exe on windows 7 x64. What is it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? One of my friend's yahoo account was hacked recently (the account was accessed from Mexico, Poland, ...
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4answers
2k views

Good (preferably free), easy to use, attractive flowchart software [closed]

While there is no shortage of awesome concept mapping or mindmapping software, I'm left rather cold by the offerings of flowchart related software or apps available. I'm looking for something that ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7?

How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7? Essentially, I have a long running batch process that is pegging one of the ...
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1answer
76 views

Program to monitor another program

Is it possible to monitor one program from/using another program. Say, I want to monitor the responsiveness of a program or how much memory/cpu that process in using when doing a particular job. Is ...
2
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1answer
7k views

SVCHost using 100% CPU in Windows 7

I am having a problem with Windows 7. When I boot up, the CPU jumps to 100% execution for about 10-15 minutes. During this time, it is really slow, and if I play any music, the songs play slowly and ...
2
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2answers
975 views

Find user running windows process

How can I see which user is running sqlserver process in a windows 7 machine? I need to know this in order to change some permissions. I opened the task manager but the list is almost empty, maybe ...
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2answers
5k views

Kill process by name and owner?

Before I look into reinventing the wheel and roll my own, is anyone aware of an application/utility that allows me to kill processes, filtering by both process name and process owner? Alternatively ...
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1answer
309 views

How can I measure the amount of time a process is opened?

I would like to keep track of the amount of time a process is opened on Windows 7. Is there an utility that does this? The process will be the process of a game or of an IM program. I want to program ...