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

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Why do Windows 10 foreground apps mysteriously launch as background processes?

Occasionally Task Manager shows that "Store", "Settings", and/or "Calculator" are mysteriously running as background processes. There's no corresponding foreground application, just the background ...
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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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McAfee firewall blocks localhost in subprocess only

This is a programming-related question but seemed more appropriate for SuperUser than StackOverflow. I have installed McAfee (a trial version of LiveSafe -- Internet Security) on my PC. I am running ...
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read operation with two interchanging processes and context switch

P1 and P2 are both processes, different from each other. this is a read operation done on the hard disk: Given above is a diagram of a read instuction in Linux, Is it true that it's better to avoid ...
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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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Preventing program execution with batch file

I am running one batch file in loop continuously. While this .bat file is running it should not allow one particular executable to run. How can this be achieved? Can that particular executable be ...
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Windows 10 background processes - how are they starting?

Task Manager is telling me I have utterly useless processes running in the background, like Candy Crush Saga (which I don't play), and NVIDIA Streamer Service (I don't own an NVIDIA graphics card any ...
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How to find out what system processes an executable/app uses OS X?

I'm trying to find a way to find out what other processes an executable uses so i can block/unblock the app and those processes on my firewall. For example, Google Drive app uses Discoveryd to ...
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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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Some processes high CPU usage in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 and all the driver (BIOS included) from Dell site; luckily my laptop is Windows 10 compatible. 2 processes use a little too CPU, I'm talking about "System" and "Windows desktop ...
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Determining the purpose of a Windows process [closed]

In the course of diagnosing a problem, our attention is often drawn to a running process shown in Task Manager. This raises questions such as, "Is this process legitimate?" or, "What does this ...
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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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Getting the amount of memory a process is using

I'm trying to retrieve just the amount of memory a process is using. The closest thing I can get is tasklist /fi "imagename eq process.exe" But this returns a bunch of stuff: Image Name ...
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Suspend process according to CPU temperature in Windows 8

Is there is a software or a way to suspend a process according to the CPU temperature? Sometimes when I render video the CPU temperature increases a lot, so I have to suspend the process in resource ...
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Get wall-clock time of a windows process with command line

Is it possible to get an uptime from a windows process which is not based on the clock settings of the system? A linux-based solution is something like: ps -eo comm,etime With some researches, I ...
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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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Windows processes using extremely excessive amounts of RAM, PC completely unusable

I recently have had an issue with multiple Windows 7 PCs around the office. They all have the same issue. They'll be working great with no problems at all and then one day when someone comes in ...
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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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Service to restart (safely, then if that fails, forcefully) a few different processes on a schedule

I'm currently running a personal project that basically monitors a few things around the clock. One is a process that uses PhantomJS, and the other scans some other APIs, and sends emails if some ...
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Why are there no odd Windows process IDs?

There are many ways to examine process IDs in Windows. For example, using the PowerShell command: ps | select Id, ProcessName | Sort Id | ft -AutoSize We see the following output: Id ...
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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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How to best manage the run of several processes?

My computer has 6 cores. I have to run 12 processes. Each process takes exactly 10 minutes. I want to consider (for the sake of the argument only) two scenarios: I run 2 processes successively on ...
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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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How to stop one process detecting another is running

I have an application (Utility.exe) that refuses to perform certain operations if it detects another process (Target.exe) is running. I am not certain of the detection method that it uses. It may be a ...
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How to find the real process that is generating traffic when using OpenVPN

A pretty easy thing to do so it seems but i'm struggling with it. I got some (Windows XP) clients connected via OpenVPN using bridged mode. Now suddenly I started to see higher traffic load from those ...
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Restricting a process to access another process?

Sometimes my PC freezes, when UT2004.exe is running. Everytime this happens the event log's last entry is about an error occured in dwm.exe. Because this only happens, when running UT2004.exe, I ...
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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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WMIC Process information doesn't get the status

Executing wmic PROCESS get name,status in an elevated command prompt in Windows 7 will get all running processes, but the status is empty (see screen shot). How can I get the status of currently ...
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Tracing actions carried out by a particular process in Windows 7 and above

I would like to know if there are methods to trace actions carried out by a particular process ? An example is to track an installer making edits to a Windows Registry and adjusting the Firewall ...
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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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DD command running for over 17 hours on external 1.5TB drive

I used dd with nohup to erase a 1.5TB disk and now I can't get feedback from the progress.. Since it's been more than 17 hours I am worried... I ran the command with the disk unmounted. The disk is ...
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Kill a hung process

Edit: People are downvoting. Can you guys explain why? So, I'm working on something with batch files, but, sometimes, when I try to close them in the middle of their code, they'll hang. The issue ...
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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 check how much memory processes take?

As we know in Linux machines, we have RAM memory and swap memory. My first question is: What is the reason that the swap memory is increasing – because high level of using the RAM memory or ...
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Any way to end all processes on a particular drive?

I use true/veracrypt, and I have trouble dismounting sometimes when an application on the mounted drive is still running (not quite sure which one). How can I list all processes running from that ...
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In Linux, how is a program loaded into memory when the OS decided to run it?

As we know, Linux implements page cache to store the code or data from pieces of a file that will be potentially used. One of my question is, when a program, e.g. vim, is going to run, its data and ...
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Windows 7 hangs when one process start consuming too much memory

My problem is following: I am working on a data science project and have some code performing data analysis and processing. If I take too big chunk of data to process at once the process starts ...
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How to limit CPU consumtion of a process group with standard GNU/Linux tools?

I have a bunch of processes of the same name - they take up 100% of my CPU time, I want this to be no more than 50%. How can I do this without installing any extra software?
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What is a Non Existing Process?

Today when I woke up my laptop, it was unresponsive but somehow I managed to open procexp. I realized that the Image path was not present The Parent Process was Non Existing One interesting thing ...
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Excessive cpu usage of process : Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Utility Application

I bought a new pc (a notebook) but now I have a problem, there is installated a program called "Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Utility Application". It often uses the 20/30 % of my ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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Windows 7 - High CPU usage during idle time [duplicate]

I just noticed when I'm away from my laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, after a while CPU fan starts high speed working, but anytime I return back to PC with first input by mouse/keyboard the ...
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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 to determine which program is causing Window to have trouble logging off or shutting down?

When logging off Windows 7 SP1 or turning off the computer, how does one quickly diagnose which program is causing the system to issue a warning that a process needs to close? This post, does a great ...
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Apache wont start, port 80 in use by a system process, found baiduspider

Ok so I have uninstalled IIS on my windows server and decided to try Xampp to host my domains. Port 80 is in use and I have tried all of the fixes that I have came across for the past 2 days. I was in ...