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 unresponsive process in windows that won't stop through Task Manager or Process Explorer

Up front: I'm using windows 7 64 bit. So sometimes I am trying to kill a process but it won't quit. I can try killing the process or the process structure, but Task Manager won't accomplish anything. ...
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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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WAMP starts up (green) but doesnt fully restart (orange)

When I open the WAMP manager it goes to green and everything works. Then (also without doing anything else) when I click the icon and choose restart all services it goes to orange and stays orange. ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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How to kill screen session with running sudo command?

I'm trying to write a bash script which would relaunch my NodeJS server. This is how I'm launching the screen with the server: screen -S web-server -d -m node web-server.js which end up in this ...
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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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Child processes remain after quitting screen

I'm seeing some strange screen behavior on OSX. When I quit screen, child processes are not killed. $ screen $ tail -f (or some long running process inside screen) Then, I kill the current screen ...
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Ubuntu detect memory leak

I run watch free and then observe a continuous memory used increment, about 100 every 2s. How can I know which process contribute to the used memory increment? top and pmap does not help. BTW, after ...
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Is there any way to find how RAM my VPS uses on average?

I have a VPS system with 768MB RAM. Is there any way to find out what the average amount of RAM I normally use is which processes normally use high RAM and CPU so that I can see if i need to ...
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Check how my process was killed

I'm currently running a simple Node.JS server with express.js on my RaspberryPi with Debian installed on it. Everything works fine, but every morning I wake up to see my server isn't running anymore ...
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Force Chromium browser to use multiple processes

Several people complained here about multiple Chromium browser processes, I seem to have opposite problem. I want (if I did not misunderstood something) to force Chromium to use separate process for ...
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Prevent application from monitoring other processes running on same machine

Is it possible for a 3rd party application running locally on a Windows 7/8/10 to monitor other services/processes running on the same machine? If so, how would one prevent this?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Copying processes in Linux

I would like to make a copy of process (On Linux). Let say that I have an application that on startup makes lot of calculations, and that takes it a long time. I want to start this application few ...
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Can't kill firefox process

I have firefox that crashes every so often on my Ubuntu machine. I can't seem to kill the process when this happens. The process' name is /usr/lib/firefox/firefox I've tried: pkill -f firefox pkill ...
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How to monitor process behavior in Mac OS X?

In Windows, we can use Process Explorer and Process Monitor. Can we do similar task in Mac OS X? For example, if I want to monitor a process which will execute another process with specified ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that? Is there any program or script or anything ?
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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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Cannot terminate process, “already terminated”

On Windows 8, I regularly get processes into a state where I can't terminate them. Skypekit.exe seems to be the process that's most likely to trigger that issue, but other processes can do that, too. ...
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Why is process not being displayed by TOP

I am running a Mathematica script (this question probably doesn't fit in Mathematica.SE however) and I know that it generally takes up a lot of RAM and loads up my cores. However, althought pgrep ...
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Let task explorer always run with realtime priority

I have replaced task manager by process explorer from sysinternals. I would like this to always run at realtime, so that I can easily get it open when my system is really slow. I have noticed that it ...
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procfs and youtube flash video

Up until recently (about 3 months ago), ALL open flash videos had deleted file handles in the procfs virtual folder for the flash plugin, I could see them thus: ps x|grep flash cd /proc/#PROCESS#/fd ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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Is it possible to get the Process ID of an Executable started in a PowerShell script using he 'Call' (`&`) operator?

Here is my issue. I run a command line application within a PowerShell script using the Call Operator (i.e. the & symbol), such that it is: & $PathToExe /switch:"lots of args" ...
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Can I set a process name for my tomcats on CentOS ?

I have several tomcats running on my centos. If I try "top", all of them are shown as "java" . Is there anyway, such as changing the catalin.sh, that I can make each of the tomcat has its own name ...
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Impero - when does it work?

I have a question about Impero. Does it work when I'm not connected to my school's Wi-Fi? The process "ImperoGuardianSVC" is working all time in background. Impero is a school program to prevent ...
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Issue getting DLL handle using process explorer

I am trying to see how a certain section of Windows is "built", more specifically the interaction between winlogon.exe, msgina.dll and keymgr.dll When I launch Process Explorer or Dependancy Walker I ...
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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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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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Dropbox Desktop keeps uploading after closing

I am using the Dropbox Desktop tool and upload (for my bandwidth) large amounts of data regularly. When I want to e.g. play online I just pause the upload. Since a few days when I pause it, it keeps ...
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Lingering firefox.exe

It seems like every other time I try to launch Firefox, I get an error message saying Firefox is already running. While I see no Firefox windows displayed, investigating the Processes tab in Task ...
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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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How can I confirm if a process is being blocked from communicating on a network?

I have a user system with a third-party vendor product that needs to communicate with the network. We're noticing symptoms that suggests that the program/process is being blocked from communicating ...
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Nicing processes and unresponsive computers

I've a of process running on a machine. The machines are 6-core hyperthreaded for an effective total of 12 cores and the process takes 400% of the cpu so 4 cores. I niced the process to +19 for a ...
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What can cause a sudden increase in the number of processes at my VPS?

My VPS (Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS ) dies few times a month. Only restarting whole VPS through hosting panel helps. I discovered that the cause of that is a sudden increase of the number of processes. I've ...
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Disable Windows 8 auto ending programs

I often lose my unsaved work because of Windows 8's stupid feature that ends unresponsive programs once the dialog box, "This program is not responding" appears. Are there any options I can disable ...
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list all the information of a process under commandline in osx or linux

Is there any command to list all the information associated with a process, include all parameters in PS command, open files and ports and so on? Thanks!
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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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Reducing CPU load to absolute minimum

I have had a couple of things gone missing I believe stolen in my shared apartment and want to run my laptop constantly with a webcam attached, running webcam surveillance software to record/ take ...
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Limited task manager?

I know it seems counter-productive, but I was looking for a task manager that it's more limited than the one that comes with Window. The reason is that some servers that I use (but not manage) have ...
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How to keep a completed process in memory?

I have a program that has a large startup delay. (it needs to load lots of data from hard drive). So, I call it from the command line and provide it the name of input file, it processes that and ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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activity monitor - alert over an email when no activity detected (file changed or via http request)

Is there any reliable and configurable utility for linux severs that sends email notifications when no specified/configured/scripted activity is detected for a given period of time? I'm not looking ...
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Which processes were running yesterday?

We have a production machine that keeps crashing on regular basis. Our staging environments run fine, but when the application is deployed to production, the production machine crashes after two or ...
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Issue with awtessd - how to permanently close a process on osx Lion?

I have a problem with this process called awtessd, when i use a program (autodesk alias) several instance of this process are opened, slowing down everything. If i close the process everything turn ...
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Start, stop and restart processes without resorting to batch files

I need a GUI to start, stop, and restart processes (actually console applications). Currently I start those console apps using BAT files. It's not convenient. Here is an example of BAT file which ...