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

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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 ? ...
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Is it possible to limit the memory a process uses from command line?

Is it possible to limit the amount of memory a process consumes from the command line and eventually automatically kill the process if it tries to overpass this limit? Something like MaxRam -4GB ...
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Hiding remote desktop server process on Windows 10?

So I'm trying to run a program that won't fully function if it notices the a remote desktop server running on the computer. Is there a way to hide or rename the remote desktop process to fool this ...
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Application crash, not able to terminate process

I'm having a serious problem with my laptop, everytime that some application crash, It just freezes then I close the window of the application but the process is still running and I'm not able to ...
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Rogue SVHOST process

How might I go about diagnosing the cause of a svhost process that consumes vast amounts of RAM and CPU on a Windows 7 system? It appears apparently randomly, it can be terminated without any ...
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How do you find a software crash in Process Monitor (Procmon)?

I have an issue running a certain piece of software which I compiled (didn't write it myself). Every time I start the program, it crashes within a second or two (almost instantly from when the window ...
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How to analyze process dump?

I'm trying to analyze a process dump (not neccesrily minidump). Does someone know a tool/script which makes the parsing/analysis of the .dmp file? I tried BlueScreenView, WhoCrashed and WinDbg with ...
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Windows 7 - Quickheal's EMLPROXY.EXE taking up too much CPU, not killable afterwards

Above mentioned EMLPROXY.EXE (from Quickheal Total Security) suddenly takes up 95% CPU, it is not killable from task manager and Resource Monitor. I get a "Permission denied" error. I downloaded ...
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Unable to kill a process

With admin rights and Powershell, I want to kill a nasty process. PS D:\_prj> Get-Process someapp* | Stop-Process -Force (or without -Force). That works in 99% of cases. Unfortunately, sometimes ...
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Linux: Why UID and GID are 0 despite not being the root user?

Just a question here. I was looking through my program and its pid, uid, gid. And I found UID and GID are 0 but I'm not signed in as a root user. Why is this the case? And I am curious if UID and ...
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Chrome doesn't start, cannot reinstall and process cannot be killed

So I managed to crash Chrome while playing with PHP, and after that it didn't start up at all, so I decided to uninstall it and reinstall. Reinstalling didn't work, for "some reason" it said, probably ...
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Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods often don't work.

Does anyone know a simple, quick way to force quit QuickTime Player and/or QuickTime process? Normal methods are either unreliable or completely ineffective. Terminal commands usually produce an ...
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Why apache log “(111)Connection refused” warning when child process is closed

I am running a server using apache, and the apache error log is periodically getting this warning, usually when there are visits to the site, and usually in groups of at least two or three at a time. ...
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Transparently execute processes on another machine

Situation: At work, we have an in-house tool for data crunching. When a job is triggered, it starts multiple copies of itself in separate processes and communicates with them in order to crunch in ...
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How to find out what process created a certain file after the deed has been done?

I know this question exists. What are my options to get a hold of an application (probably malfunction in code) that creates a "bad file" like in this screenshot: It's always exactly this file, ...
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htop process viewer - set column width

I try to enlarge the htop column's width. I've found a solution here, but it seems very specific and also too difficult. Is there any simpler way to make all the characters in a column visible?
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Weird “Local Address” in lots of processes

I noticed a weird address in the Local Address column in the Network tab of Process Hacker in lots of program that work with internet connection (like chrome, firefox, dropbox, thunderbird etc..). ...
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Empty processes on windows 10?

Seemingly empty processes, that formed from me ending actual processes that I have started (names are the same as the processes I opened and ended). They use no memory CPU GPU usage, no descriptions ...
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Measure / Monitor Network Traffic and file access of a process (Windows)

I would like to measure/monitor the network/internet traffic of a process. I am using Windows 7. And I would like to see which files this process reads/writes. I was now search several hours, ...
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Java Client SE 8 Process/es and Windows 10 — Something I'm Missing?

So over at the Information Security StackExchange forum I and a few other people have been kicking around a question about a new security protection Oracle apparently added for the Java client player ...
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High load after killing processes

My Linux home server (a RPi 2 with Raspbian) had a script running every 5 minutes from a cron job (an old rpi2pachube.sh). It usually runs a Transmission daemon. I just discovered that that script ...
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Essential system processes that is needed for basic Internet connection Windows 8.1/ 10

1: I've been trying so hard for a while to spot the processes that are essential to have a basic Internet connection. by basic I mean third party apps like download managers or Google Chrome be able ...
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Is there a way to manually “hibernate” a process in mac?

Sometimes I have processes running on my mac that I won't be using them for some time (couple of hours). I don't want them "running" at that time, I just don't want to lose their current state. Is ...
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An interrupt of a DMA(=Direct Memory Access) and a running kernel process

Can an interrupt of a DMA(=Direct Memory Access) stop a running kernel process?
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How to kill or abort ssh and rsync reliably by parent process

I am calling rsync from my Qt application which in turn uses ssh to sync data from a remote server. The user of my application however could cancel or abort the sync process but the rsync.exe or ...
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Is it ok to kill the sh zombie process?

sh process is zombie but i have doubts killing it in case it will affect the parent crond(31720), since it's in an enterprise server. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME ...
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bash: monitoring which files are used by a process in real time

Is there any command to track what files are opened / closed / written by program with given PID in real time? I want to: run a program, enable program file operations monitoring, do some stuff in ...
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Starting a Program with Powershell Remoting

Using Windows Powershell, this opens notepad. notepad.exe But this, which is meant to remote into a virtual machine and open notepad there, does not. Instead, the process starts but the GUI is ...
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How do I find what's eating up 1.5GB of my memory?

I have a problem that something eats my memory and now my PC is slow , the task manager doesn't show the process who use that part of my memory i take captures of RAMMAP , resource monitor and ...
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Linux - How to stop a queued command

I have two terminals open: #1 dd command copying 128GB #2 Using Kill command to monitor dd process . I was repeating the monitoring command and accidentally repeated dd command in the second ...
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Why the process in Windows 64 bit only used 2GB of RAM?

To my knowledge, every process in Windows 32 bit only up to 2GB RAM. In Windows 64 bit longer, that number is much larger (about 8TB of RAM) I write an application in C ++ that allows to use more ...
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Is it possible to see a snapshot of all the memory allocations made by a particular process in Linux?

The important data I want about these allocations is the function pointer value which did these mallocs. Otherwise I know of pmap and /proc/[pid]/maps. Both these techniques lack the function pointers ...
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Sharing a Serial port between two process with two different configuration in linux

Is it possible to access a serial port with two process at the same time. one for reading serial data and another for writing serial data.For Reading serial data the process should be configured with ...
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failover for a process that must run once on any one of multiple nodes

I am looking for a way to have single process run once on any of multiple nodes. should a node become unavailable, the process should be started on one of the other nodes. Example: Node 0: process X ...
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Purpose of Omnidaemon?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running(as prime OS) with installed Windows and RedHat in VM, there is Omnidaemon process(in Ubuntu 'system monitor') with multiple instances and it is using almost 95% of the CPU ...
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Software for easy detection and storing name of the process, that created file or folder?

Is there any program that can show me in Windows Explorer what process has created some folders or files? It would be great to see not only file name, size, modification date and etc. but also name of ...
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How do I control process/memory visibility between processes? Fine grain control required

Situation: Windows 7 Game requires "bare metal" access for graphics acceleration. Game also has a particularly aggressive/invasive anti-cheat program/system that: Requires administrator access ...
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Stopping a process when a given file is accessed

I have a complex script that accesses/creates lots of files, and I'm trying to track down exactly when it creates a file with a given name. What I want is to be able to stop (e.g. as if using Ctrl+Z, ...
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How to kill all obtrusive messagebox recursion manually when they are opened very quickly and very many in Windows

Firstly, I do not asking for programming solutions, I just publish this code to show how this program work. I tried this program below (in Virtual Box): #include <iostream> #include ...
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How can I get a list of processes that were run and exited on Windows?

On occasion, a command-line window appears then instantly vanishes. I'm sure it is some scheduled task, or something that the company IT department runs periodically. How can I determine what this ...
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How to change process name and description of a program

How do i change process name of a program. Am running notepad.exe. I want to change the name of program notepad in Task Manager but i want to keep its original name when am selecting the notepad.exe ...
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Process ID files missing from remote Ubuntu Linux PC?

I am running Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS on a PC in my office and on a virtual machine hosted on Azure. For some reason, the remote PC is not creating a PID file for each process. Everything else seems to ...
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RUNDLL message re btwizard,dll

I've started to get this message: "RUNDLL Error loading btwizard.dll The specified module could not be found." I haven't yet pinned down what activity actually triggers the message. But I do ...
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Svchost.exe taking up memory and slowing down laptop

I have an svchost process running on my 32bit Windows 7 Professional that keeps hogging physical memory for no reason that I can figure out. If I terminate it, it runs again and then it works as it ...
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Do threads/processes that create/delete files/directories under a shared parent dir interfere?

I was wondering: If I have a directory /a/b/c/ and under c X threads create subdirectories and files and delete them (they are temporary directories and files as intermediate steps of processing) do ...
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Why creating a process is a two-step process (fork-exec)?

I'm studying Tanenbaum's "Modern Operating Systems" book and he's explaining that: The reason for this two-step process is to allow the child to manipulate its file descriptors after the fork but ...
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Troubleshoot Persistent Crashing of Task Blocker on Windows 7

There's a free app called Task Blocker which I've found very useful for over a year. A few days ago it quit working. Every time I launch it Windwows immediately informs me that it has quit working and ...
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How to measure CPU cores usage for a single process?

Is there a way to see which and how many cores are used by single process on Windows server 2008 R2? I have tried Windows task manager and Process explorer but without any success.
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Command to output its backend process

I have an application running in windows that has an option to run a command (UI base). I'm pretty sure that the UI base backend is running in a cmd but I dont know what is the exact bin file. The ...
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Process Hacker “System services”

Hoping that this isn't already asked somewhere and hoping it's not too vague. First time using anything on stackexchange. I'm a really curious person so I don't exactly need an answer to this ...