Process Explorer is a Windows tool written by Mark Russinovich, used for examining currently running processes and their open handles

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Editing Hosts File in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit my hosts file in Windows 8 Pro. When I open C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts in notepad++ or any other text editor, make changes and attempt to save, I get a dialog that tells ...
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Log %CPU by Process over time

Is there any easy way on Windows to log %CPU time per process over time to a file for later analysis? As far as I can see... Task manager shows me the %CPU per process but only visually - no way to ...
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Is there a way to see GPU System Memory broken down process-by-process?

I am trying to figure out which app in my system is responsible for the memory spikes (note that the spikes are seen on GPU tab). Here's a question that spawned this one. EDIT To show System ...
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How to inspect a Process Explorer full dump

I've been having some trouble with Visual Studio 2010. It stops working, and I see it increases in memory usage. So I suspect a memory leak (in one of the plugins maybe). I took a Full Dump with ...
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Heavy CPU Usage for Interrupt

As a follow-up to the question Why can't my computer speed up again after closing large applications? … I used Process Explorer to check my PC. I found that there's an average 30-40% of CPU ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer? [closed]

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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How do I check if some one is accessing my computer from somewhere?

Here is a snap shot of my processes running on Windows XP Is there anything suspicious? How will you know if some one is accessing your computer remotely?
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Can't kill process TGitCache.exe

Sometimes, I suspect when I open a music folder during the right moon phase and during a leap microsecond, this process crashes and pops up an error reporting dialogue. I decline to report the error, ...
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How is RAM reported and represented in Process Explorer?

I am running Sysinternals' Process Explorer There are a couple things I am confused about, and I did not see this info in the help file. Here is a screenshot: The Working Set column, is that RAM? ...
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Is it necessary to suspend a process before terminating it?

What happens when a process in Windows is suspended by Process Explorer or similar software (e.g., Process Hacker)? I've read somewhere on the web that the Sysinternals authors recommend suspending ...
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What Is “Hardware Interrupts” Process In Windows 7?

I keep seeing it with Process Monitor software:
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Usb wireless adapter causing DPC spikes

Bought 2 new TP-LINK WN722N USB wirless adapters as they were the highest rated on Newegg and were a great price. Both of them cause abnormally high DPC & Interrupt usage in Process Explorer and ...
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Make Process Explorer tray icon backgrounds black again

I just updated Process Explorer to version 15. With the update, the tray icons seem to have turned from black to transparent. Is there any way I can get them to be black again?
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Equivalent to Sysinternals Process Explorer on Linux

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for an equivalent to Process Explorer on Linux. There is System Monitor but it's not nearly as good as Process Explorer with all of its detailed information ...
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What process is using my HD on startup?

The boot-up sequence for my work PC (running XP 32) takes nearly a half hour to complete. It's an older machine and the HD is encrypted so I understand why it is slow. What I don't understand is ...
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Task Manager, Process Explorer, or similar tool: monitoring and managing CLR threads

Is there a tool out there that allows to see managed threads as they are running in CLR? Ideally, I would like to see CPU load, state, managed name, and managed id, hopefully even if the thread ...
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Why would Process Explorer be unable to verify signature of PortableApps.exe?

i'm running a program called PortableApps, which includes an executable called PortableAppsPlatform.exe. The Portable Apps executable is digitally signed: And the digital certificate is valid and ...
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Is there a modern Process Manager supporting things like grouping (Imagine tens of chrome.exe's)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager Hi, I am tired of using Windows Task Manager. Whenever I look at it, I see tens of Chrome.exe processes there. I am hoping to ...
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Can't remove certain fonts in Windows 7

We have an x64 Windows 7 professional machine on which some but not all fonts can not be removed. The problematic fonts in question are not system fonts or Microsoft Office fonts (I think, they ...
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Windows 7: Can I auto-start task manager?

Is there a way to automatically start up the task manager (in this case, process explorer) when I log into Windows 7?
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How to find memory hogs process explorer doesn't see [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager I recently noticed that the physical memory graph on process explorer didn't appear to match up with the total working set ...
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Sysinternal's Process Explorer v14 doesn't show network activity

The new version of Process Explorer shows network activity history, but it doesn't in one of my computers. This particular PC runs Windows XP SP3 and it has just been reformatted so everything is ...
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Process Explorer: huge I/O bytes with small Network/Disk Bytes

What does it means when process explorer show me a huge I/O Bytes pre second but mean while a low Network and Disk Bytes pre second? I have a machine here that the process explorer (v14) showing me ...
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Windows Vista: Open file - security warning on local exe: “Unblock” does *not* work - why?

I use Process Explorer on a Windows Vista (Business 32bit) box. I have extracted the files from the zip file to C:\Program Files\Process Explorer. Every time I open the executable (procexp.exe) I get ...
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Process Explorer not showing the biggest user of my RAM

Does anyone know why Process Explorer might show these weird values for memory usage of my Virtual Box instance? Here are the real numbers: But here's what Process Explorer is showing: So the ...
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How to restore the Process Name column in Process Explorer?

Currently, Process Explorer's window does not show the process name: (When I run Process Explorer as another user, the column displays correctly.) I have tried dragging all the column handlers, ...
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Auto start a program (and run under other account) on user logon

I really like Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer so I'm always running it. I would like to automate this task of manually starting this process up every time I logon. But I want this program to run ...
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Remove Process Explorer's “Open File - Security Warning”

I'm on XP Pro w/ IE8 installed. When I launch procexp.exe (Process Explorer 11.33), I see a dialog warning me about the program I'm about to launch (the title of the dialog reads "Open File - ...
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Identify an instance of Google Chrome by PID

While working I generally need around 40 windows open at a time and run 100-200 processes. When memory constraints become an issue, I start picking off the processes that are the most resource ...
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Have local admin privileges on Windows XP, but getting “Error terminating process: Access is denied”. How to kill the process?

On one of the Windows XP machines I use regularly, there is a process that starts up periodically. I'd like to be able to kill the process – sometimes – because it occasionally runs when ...
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Process Explorer: How to check what process is holding my external disk?

I have an external disk (MyBook) that I always plug in and out of my PC. The problem now is that when I want to stop the MyBook USB device, I get a "cannot be stopped right now" error. Is there any ...