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

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Kill a process by PID started by Batch Script (avoiding other process of same name)

I have multiple processes by the same name (say multiple FIREFOX.exe process). A Batch script then opens another firefox.exe process and, after some predefined time, needs to kill the process it ...
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At what point will two CPU processes interfere with each other?

I'm running multiple processes on my CPU simultaneously, and now I am trying to find out how much CPU power each of them can use until they start disturbing each other: For simplicity's sake let's ...
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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 ...
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get in a command-line process with pid [duplicate]

is there a way to get in a command-line process with it's PID for example I started apt on a terminal and launched a new terminal is there a way to transfer the output to the new terminal with the ...
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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ...
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Why are there 3 chrome.exe processes immediately upon launch?

I am aware that chrome.exe uses a new process per browser tab, but why do I get 3 chrome.exe processes in the process list immediately upon launch?
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the ...
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Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work? [closed]

The Operating systems have been tightly related to the computer architecture.An OS takes care for all input and output in a computer system. It manages users, processes, memory management, printing, ...
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w3wp.exe Command Options

I'm trying to figure out what the '-ap' flag to w3wp.exe (the IIS worker process) is. Running the process with '/?' lists some command flags, but there is no mention of an '-a' or a '-p', not to ...
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Linux - view processes as they are being run?

I know I can use top or htop to view running processes in (near) real time, and I can use ps to print a list of all currently running processes, however what if I want to view certain processes and ...
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Can I stop ntoskrnl.exe from locking my TCP port?

I've been to use port 8092 to use some propriety software my company has made, but it seems the port is in use. Further tracking it down shows the PID of the process using the port as 4 (which as I ...
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piping pid to kill on ctrl-c

So I have a Grunt task running this command: java -jar build/lib/plovr.jar serve ./someroot' + configurationFile + ' & grunt watch:sass Problem is, for some reason the java process keeps ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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How To Track Processes That Use Discrete Graphic Card

How do I know which processes or background applications are using my discrete card? By default, my laptop won't be using discrete graphic card unless gaming. But now, even when I'm not gaming, the ...
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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Looking to kill frmweb processes with no jobs

So I am trying to figure out a way to kill Oracle frmweb processes that are doing nothing when load begins to get too high. So far, I have found this command: ps -elf | head -1; ps -elf | awk '{if ...
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linux reverse engineer to find process source

A compromised wordpress site has started several processes that run as the apache user. I can find these processes by running ps and greping for the apache user. Then I take one of the process IDs and ...
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How do I find and kill a php loop (process)?

I have a php script that I have been developing which calls an external api within a loop. It is being tested on a VPS which is running LAMP on Debian. I noticed this morning that the api was not ...
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Determine process name for VirtuaWin rule?

I would like to have all windows for a particular application follow a certain rule in VirtuaWin (version 4.4), but I can't figure out a way to do this that is persistent across restarting. The ...
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How to disable “igfxHK Module” process from starting up with Windows

I have a laptop with Intel GPU and their software is currently faulty in that it globally registers certain keyboard hotkeys and won't let them go. The way to kill them is to kill the igfxHK Module: ...
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How can I monitor every newly created process of an entire Linux system?

I am on a gentoo Linux system and I want to monitor the time and name of every created and deleted process on an entire Linux system. How can I do that? If possible, I do not want to install new ...
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Process tree CPU history usage, process tree memory usage (aggregated) on Windows 8.1

This question is general for Windows OS, but I would like to see a software for Windows 8.1, since this is what I use. I'm looking for software, that will take a process tree (e.g. Chrome.exe ...
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Why does process read Offset/Length from C: drive?

Below is a clip of SysInternals Filemon in action. What I don't understand is why various processes are reading the C: drive at an offset, rather than reading specific files. I have noticed ...
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How can a process in “interruptible sleep” state use 100% CPU?

According to this reference, a process has the following states R running or runnable (on run queue) D uninterruptible sleep (usually IO) S interruptible sleep (waiting for an event to complete) Z ...
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How to remove startup programs which are not listed in Add or Remove Program list?

I have two startup processes, which I'm not sure what they are for. Is it normal that a PC running Windows 8 has these two processes? They look quite suspicious as their publisher is not listed at ...
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Show all running tasks in Assembly

Is it possible to show/log everything what the CPU does? The CPU knows what it executes, so it could print the running threads/tasks on the screen or in a file.
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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How to fg a process suspended before starting tmux inside the new tmux session?

How to 1. suspend a process with ^Z, 2. start tmux and 3. fg (or bg) the suspended process? $ find / [.....] ^Z [1]+ Stopped sleep 10 $ tmux $ fg -bash: fg: current: no such job ...
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What is the meaning of CPU core?

My system processor is Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz. My processor speed is 2.6 GHz as mentioned in process name. The processor name tells this is dual core. My doubt is: ...
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record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Need help record the “User Objects” count for iexplorer.exe process in Windows Task Manager Please, can someone give me a command for that. thanks
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How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? [duplicate]

How can I log the CPU usage of one process over a period of time in Windows 7? I would be thanksfull for any help!
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Reattach to a process after ssh disconnect

I logged into the server using Putty/ssh started a process and walked away. Came back to find the putty session had timedout/terminated/become inactive. When I log back in the process is still there ...
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why has makecab.exe started at boot?

I am trying to find out why this process appeared during 2 boot occasions. Autoruns does not show it anywhere. It appeared when I uninstalled google chrome and malwarebytes. The prefetch file for ...
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Semaphores leftovers on linux machine

While managing large Linux servers environment I see sometimes machines reaching their IPC limits, more specifically, semaphores leftovers: Linux #ipcs -u | grep -B2 sema ------ Semaphore Status ...
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What's the difference between docker.io and docker?

Trying to learn docker here but I am a bit confused on what the difference is between docker.io and docker. Is docker.io the daemon server and docker the client? Why does the daemon need to run all ...
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USER field in ps command(android env)

In android environment, What does USER in the ps command indicate? ps USER PID PPID VSIZE RSS WCHAN PC NAME root 1 0 748 608 c0267708 0001b95c S /init Here ...
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how to make Apache 2.4 work in single worker mode by default?

I'm using Apache 2.4 on my server. My scripts are using a lot of system() commands and they require to work in one process mode. When I start apache using the command: apachetctl -X (which ...
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client32.exe process - high cpu usage

My Win Xp computer has a process (client32.exe) that consumes a lot of cpu (between 38% to 70%). Is there a way to identify what is the cause for such high consumption? the computer is quite old and ...
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psExec processus no window

When I execute psExec -d -i -s \host -u "user" -p "password" "path", my application is launched but in the process (service task manager) and there is no window. Is that normal? Am I missing ...
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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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Which application causes to invoke MDM.exe(Machine Debug Manager)?? How can I disable it?

Everytime I start-up my PC(Windows 7 x64) the MDM.exe is listed under "Processes" tab of Task manager... Located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MDM.EXE Unless there is a bug, no need for debugging.. ...
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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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How to find out process that uses file but is not using at the moment?

Background I, as well as many other people according to Apple's support forums, am having some trouble with the audio settings on my Mac. Whenever the computer sleeps or powers off, the audio resets ...
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How long has a process has been running (uptime)

Situation I have been running a process on my laptop doing some heavy processing for the last few days. Every night I hibernate my computer, and boot it up in the morning. What I Seek I'm looking ...
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Analyze data flow between Windows Applications/Processes?

I am currently tasked with creating a "Software Usage Map" for my work; the map should show all the different applications being used, and how they related to one another... for example, if data is ...
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CGroup Processes Not Terminated even when main process has been killed through Systemctl stop command

I am running systemctl stop process command for some process. Please find the output for systemctl status process below: Loaded: loaded Active: deactivating (stop-sigterm) CGroup: ...
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Tracking daemon restart

I have a daemon that seems to restart itself at irregular intervals. Behavior is consistent with doing kill -9 and then starting it again. Since system is pretty much open pretty much anybody might ...
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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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java app running in screen starts a process and this child is NOT in screen

I'm running a spigot server in screen, it is a java app. When it crashes and goes down gracefully it calls a restart script as a last action. This script simply contains a java -jar spigot.jar. The ...