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 kill a process on Mac OS X that's “trying to exit” (E)?

On Mac OS X 10.6 I sometimes get processes that show up in "ps" as "E", which the man page says means they're "trying to exit", but they won't. "kill -9" doesn't work, neither does waiting. Is there ...
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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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Filter running processes by digital signature authority

I want to write a script that will kill all processes whose executables are signed by a certain authority. I know how to get the list of running processes, and how to send a filtered list off to be ...
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How can I close a process that slows down my computer to a crawl?

I sometimes mess up and start a CPU-intensive program while I'm playing a videogame. Last time I did this, my game audio began looping in a really obnoxious fashion and the smallest mouse click took ...
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Is there a way to log what application or device is using a USB port?

I have a DAQ connected through USB, and every now and then it drops signal and the application using it crashes. I have a feeling that some other process or service is interrupting the USB. Is there a ...
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linux: unable to kill non-zombie process

On ubuntu 14.04, I ran an grep command on all the logs, that started to take all memory (~48 Gb). I tried to kill it, with kill -9, sudo kill -9, killall, pkill, whatever, but the process is still ...
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Cant kill a process,gives me “access denied” Error even with admin

Since yesterday I was trying to kill hl2.exe (Team Fortress 2) process and: Task Manager wont show that hl2.exe is running Process Manager&Process Hacker 2 says "Access denied" When tried to ...
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Using `top` to output only the running processes, PIDs and users?

I'd like to run top -n 1 so that it only outputs a list of running processes, their PIDs and the user that has run them (the "COMMAND", "PID" and "USER" columns). I don't need any of the other ...
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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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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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Adaptive per-user CPU quota/priority in Windows 8.1

We have a workstation computer in the office running Win 8.1 where multiple users remotely run cpu-intensive processes at the same time. The problem is that one user can hog the cpu making all ...
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High CPU usage on Linux

I have a process that is called gis taking 100% of the cpu (sub-cpu) on one server and 3 % on another similar server (running as HA-pair) All other servers have are using 2-3% of cpu as well Is ...
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schedule a crontab to shutdown the machine after a specific process (with PID) has finished

Say I have this process with PID = 1234 currently running. I don't know how long it's gonna take for it to finish. Is it possible to schedule a cron tab to keep checking for the status of the ...
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Change default priority for an exe (every time the program is launched)

I have a big image manipulation program that runs slow and that I am used to run with no other apps. I want to permanently set the exe to run at a higher priority. I could run it through a batch file ...
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How can I trigger all running non-Windows processes to close?

In Windows, when you choose the Log Off power command, sometimes it will hang on a process and let you cancel logging off. It then takes you back to your desktop, where all processes other than the ...
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How to determine process for unclickable floating window?

Somehow I got a window which I can't close. It's unclickable, floats above other windows and I don't know which process it belongs to. Using Process Explorer's crosshair tool does not help, because ...
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Linux program used to gather installed packages, processes, listening ports, etc.?

It's hard to Google this because it seems like everyone and their kid sister has written a script to gather system stats! I once saw a mature program written that is used to gather system stats like ...
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Memory usage grouped by parent process

How can I find the total memory usage of all processes (including child processes) with PPID of 1. For a program like nginx/httpd which forks several child processes, ps/top gives the memory usage of ...
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The OSX Process that wont die

I've got a process on OSX 10.9.5 that just wont die. I have tried kill PID kill -9 PID sudo kill -9 PID killall sshfs killall -9 sshfs sudo killall -9 sshfs Activity monitor / select process / ...
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Restart TOR service using PHP execution

I want to restart my TOR service with a PHP script in order to receive a new IP address. The reason why I plan to do that is because Google and some other sites start blocking me sometimes. I tried ...
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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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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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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 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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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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An unknown software opens a window that can't be closed even from the Task Manager

There is a windows that keeps on reappearing on my desktop and won't go away (it's not listed in the Application or Processes tab of Task Manager). It looks like a plain light gray box with two ...
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How can I tell the exact memory of a process in linux (Ubuntu?

I've found many posts on this website detailing how to find the usage of processes in linux, but most of these return the percent memory/cpu usage per process. I need to know the exact usage per ...
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How to stop and continue the process

I used ps -fT pid to manage a bunch of process forked from the specified pid. Now I want to modify some settings so I want to stop the processes whose pid is in ps -fT pid. After the modification ...
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Changing explorer.exe's default path makes explorer processes stay open

I wanted to change File Explorer's default folder to My Computer, using either: %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} or %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder ...
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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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Why do I get no output from programs executed locally through PsExec?

I am running .\PsExec.exe \\$env:COMPUTERNAME ping www.google.com All I get is "ping exited with error code 0." What do I need to do to actually view the output from ping? I am running this through ...
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Which process - in windows - changes system settings

I'm currently writing a program that changes certain system settings. For most of those settings, I was able to find information on registry keys on the internet. For others, however, I wasn't able to ...
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The difference between task context and process context in Linux kernel

I was reading Linux kernel Document and found in some places, they use task context and process context. linux/Documentation$ grep -R "task context" . ./driver-model/driver.txt:147:The probe() entry ...
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Create a logging program

I want to create a program that logs all the processes started by the user and confirms after they are started. I don't want to log all the syscalls and other daemon processes. I have initially ...
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How can I unbind a UDP port that has no entry in lsof?

On my Mac, I have a UDP port that is "already in use", but doesn't have an associated process: sudo netstat -na | grep "udp.*\.500\>" shows udp4 0 0 192.168.50.181.500 *.* ...
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Is it possible to automate tasks within a Macro in Excel

I am relevantly new to Macro therefore would like to know if the following is possible; See what it is, I've created a Macro that compares the data on sheet1 to the data on sheet2 and reports the ...
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How can I view all Java Processes running on a windows box using CMD prompt

On CMD prompt, I am trying to list all Java processes with the CMD line arguments. In short, I want to list all Java processes which has jmxremote.port set on cmd prompt. whats the best way of doing ...
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Program to monitor another program

Is it possible to monitor one program from/using another program. Say, I want to monitor the responsiveness of a program or how much memory/cpu that process in using when doing a particular job. Is ...
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zombie processes (defunct) problems in my Linux

I came cross an annoying problem lately. I have a set of scripts which will manage and start a certain number of parallel processes on about 10 Linux servers running Redhat. A file is used to keep all ...
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Process monitor service in Windows

I need something that runs in the background as a service (Windows), watches defined process and when it crosses thresholds it restarts/stop/starts the process again? (similar functionality of rubygem ...
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Why netstat/TCPView/CurrPorts lists processes as unknown?

I'm trying to record data of all the processes that establish connections from my PC for security issues, I tried to do netstat -bn 1 > stats.txt, also tried to make a log file with CurrPorts, TCPView ...
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How to identify whether a process is hanging?

In unix, if we see that some process is utilizing more cpu time, then how to identify if that process is hanging or not?
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csrss.exe runs out of control

It runs regularly at about 7,000k and maybe a flicker of 5% CPU, but every couple of days it goes nuts and shoots up to 200,000k of memory usage and about 50% or more of CPU. A reboot fixes the issue ...
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how to check process tree in hpux, just like ptree in Solaris?

how to check process tree in hpux, just like ptree in Solaris ?
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Windows 7: Set Physical Memory Limit

Where can we set the maximum physical memory an Application/Process can use. I am not trying set a cap on Maximum memory, rather the amount allowed on physical memory before switching to virtual ...
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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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List all my working processes in Linux

pgrep is the command used to return a process ID. Now I would like to see the process ID of my working processes rather than giving a single process — how can I do that?
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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 ...