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 can I log process creation w/ parameters in Windows

We need to log all process creation on a Windows 7 machine. We already know about enabling Audit Process Creation events on Group Policy, but we need the most information about it we can get. The most ...
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What is xfce4-indicator doing with over 1GB of my RAM?

I noticed that xfce4-indicator is using up 24% of my RAM (I have 6GB). What's going on here? For comparison, Firefox is using up 18%, and I have a ton of tabs open.
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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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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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Start process in high priority

When windows starts I see most of the processes start in normal priority. I can manually change the priority of a running process. But what I want is when a particular process starts it be ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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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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Taking control of a program another user started in Windows 7

The company I work for is adding securities per user. We used to use generic log-ins so that multiple people could use a single machine with out restarting our programs. The program takes 2-4 minutes ...
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Why I haven't got right to kill a process from Windows' command prompt?

I'm studying C++ and I have to kill a process (my program I made). But I cant see the process in the Task Manager so I googled how could I kill it from command prompt. When I try to kill: taskkill ...
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Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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Unknown process named 573f2a55-2573-4c9f-ad5d-9d5d-9dbcf14c9281.exe during startup

during startup of up my computer (Windows XP SP3) I had a look on the TaskManager, I noticed a process named 573f2a55-2573-4c9f-ad5d-9d5d-9dbcf14c9281.exe. It took 5600kB of memory and 0% CPU at that ...
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Windows 8.1 high System process CPU usage due to MmTrimAllSystemPagableMemory, why?

Every once in a while (I can't pin down exactly when, but it seems to be correlated with when the computer is idle for a while), the System process on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine suddenly starts using ...
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How to run process in background with output in file after some foreground input/output actions on linux?

I start a process and interact with it (some input actions) in foreground, then it works for a long time, so I put it to bg and logout. I want to redirect error messages in text file, while process in ...
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VBscript process disappears

A few days ago I first noticed that one of my VBscripts just stopped by itself, a few seconds after starting. Turns out that the wscript.exe process gets killed off about 5 seconds after it is ...
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How to determine if process in windows “has no parent”?

I am trying to figure out a way through the Windows command line to determine if a process has no parent. I know all processes technically have a parent that is controlled by the OS or whatever, but ...
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Networking Multiple PCs and using all their processing power for one program [closed]

I would like to use a set of networked computers to work out some processes which would normally take long to do on one. I figured that it might be done faster with networked PCs. These PCs are all ...
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How can I determine if an application is not responding?

I have an application on OSX that repeatedly goes into a Not Responding state and has to be force killed. I was hoping to automate it, but when inspecting the process with ps I don't see anything ...
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How an unprivileged user could kill a process she didn't start?

I stumbled upon something very surprising which I cannot understand on a Red Hat EL 5.6 box : the user hri (which is in the group dba) is able to kill processes owned by user oracle (which is also in ...
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windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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Does “ulimit -Su” limit the number of user processes created in interactive login subshells and tmux sessions created therein?

A few months ago, I wrote a set of bash scripts utilizing tmux to create a simple IDE on an AIX 7.1 server. There is a bug in one of my scripts that will sometimes generate user processes very rapidly ...
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Is there a way to create a process which can be killed by anyone in Linux?

For example, I would like to start running a process in the background SECRETLY on a Ubuntu server , but whenever anybody except me logins to the server, the process must be killed by that user. Is it ...
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How to increase the cpu utilisation of a process in windows 8

I am doing a project for my college using WEKA, I am classifying a very large text file(300MB). But it is a very slow process. I looked in the task manager and I saw that weka uses only 10% of the ...
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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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Is disabling the Windows 7 Desktop window manager a bad idea?

I'm thinking about disabling the dwm.exe process. It seems that I can do fine without the fancy feature of [Wind]+[Tab], and am generally needing to cut memory. Does it have unintended side-effect?
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How do I have my computer remember a processes's priority?

I've noticed that by increasing OpenVPN-gui-1.0.3.exe and openvpn.exe's process priority, I'm able to get faster speeds through my VPN. However, stopping the program then turning it back on results ...
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What does CPU usage for a process actually mean

Assume the computer has a single core - what exactly does it mean for process A to be running at 100% CPU capacity vs (lets say) 10% CPU capacity. If the CPU was 2.0 GHz, does that mean in a time ...
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How to kill a task that is “lacking an instance”?

Spotify first killed itself but "something of it" kept lingering which was detectable as a task with PID 8664 and judging from the fact that RAM usage kept changing from time to time - it "did ...
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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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Windows 8.1 suspends all running processes

This has happened to me twice now. Windows 8.1 decides to suspend all my processes all of a sudden. Now I know that it does that to Metro apps that are in background. But my regular desktop apps ...
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Playing multiple sound processes through different audio devices

I often watch a live stream on my TV, which I've connected to my Windows 7 PC through HDMI and play a game at the same time on my computer. Now, I'd like the stream-relevant sound (the one coming from ...
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How to get a list of background processes in freebsd

I need to get a list of background processes in freebsd, but i don't know how. I've tried to use ps command, ps -ax ps -e -j but I haven't found properties which describe background processes. ...
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Find handles by process

I am trying to figure out where an undocumented application is storing it's configurations. To find any files it might be using I thought I might be able to use process explorer to view any file ...
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How to find out is a program run with nohup or not?

There is no difference in ps -ef | grep sleep output to commands: nohup sleep 60 & sleep 60 & In which way can I discover that program is run with nohup?
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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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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 do I transfer data from the terminal to Microsoft Excel?

I generated data in the terminal from running a python game, and I would like to automatically have the data go into an excel spreadsheet.
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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What exactly determines if a backgrounded job is killed when the shell is exited, or killed?

This question has come up quite a lot (really a lot), but I'm finding the answers to be generally incomplete. The general question is "Why does/doesn't my job get killed when I exit/kill ssh?", and ...
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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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Kill processes with batch file?

Whenever I start my computer up, there are numerous programs running in the background that I usually don't need , which take up a decent amount of memory. Is there a way to kill processes in a ...
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Disk writing percentage on linux

How can I get what process uses disk(hdd). In windows there is Disk tab in task manager. Don't pay attention to that arrow, I found a random image from the web. I really like htop but it does not ...
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Linux: Kill process on specific port

How to kill a process if its port is known? For example if a process is running at port 12345 then how it can be terminated in linux/ubuntu.
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How to kill AMCMenu process which uses my whole ram for mac os 10.8.5 macbook pro?

whenever i kill AMCMenu through activity monitor it starts again and uses my ram. i have restarted my computer many times .please help . here the link to AMCMenu process sample : ...
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Run google chrome in a single process

Is it possible to run google chrome in a single process? I found only the one flag - --single-process but running chrome with it shows me following message: You are using an unsupported ...
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Screen sessions getting killed but processes still live on and run

This is a weird situation I've run into. We have a test server off site (or off site from where I work). To access the server, I need to VPN into its network. I ran screen to execute a long running ...
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How to start a watch process for a bash script that sends notifications? (ubuntu 13.04)

I have written a bash script that monitors the output of sensors and uses notify-send to alert me when my notebook is overheating. I start the script with watch -n 15 fullscriptname and also added ...
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How to run a MSC file extension using Regedit?

How I can run a MSC Windows file which is stored in a reg value as a context menu option? When I click on the option, absolutelly nothing happens. PS: I don't want to trick it starting CMD window or ...
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Safari and Firefox, High CPU usage during downloads

I have found both Safari and Firefox use a very high amount of CPU during downloads (>200% CPU usage), can anyone explain as to why this happens? It occurred both before and after a complete system ...
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Why cannot kill process fastboot_cmd.exe using taskkill /F in windows 7?

I want to kill process fastboot_cmd.exe in my desktop PC, tasklist output: Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage ========================= ======== ...
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How can I link an open window to the process?

There is a small window that opened up on my desktop. It opened along with Windows when booting up. Task manager does not show it as an open window: Alt + Tab can switch focus to the window, but ...