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 does my System Process use 50% of CPU time?

The System process running on my Windows 7 installation uses almost 50% of CPU arbitrarily. I monitor the process with Process Explorer from Sysinternals. Click the images to enlarge them... ...
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Linux /proc/pid/status on Windows?

I use /proc/pid/status on Linux to find out the memory usage and process status. Is it possible to do the same thing on Windows?
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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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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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See processes/programs spawned off by another

I want to see all the processes/exes in memory that are spawned off when I click an application in windows 7, 64 bit. I could use Process monitor to do this, but I am not sure if it is the right ...
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Kill a process in Unix

When I execute theps -fea | grep ssh-agent command, I get the following output: tomcat 29057 14086 0 Jan 09 ? 0:00 ssh-agent oracle 1964 14086 0 Nov 26 ? 0:00 ...
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Can't finish installation of application on Windows 2000?

Why do some program not complete their installation on Windows 2000? I don't get any error messages in Windows. Is there anything I can do to complete the installation?
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How to kill mysql with moving pid

I have multiple mysql instances running on OSX 10.10. /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld stop spits out a bunch of warnings and errors, I'm not sure if they're worth sharing. Here's the first error 16164 ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: ...
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Bash Process output status

I would like to ask about creating new processes in bash script. I have script which will execute external programs tests and then check its output status and print if test was successful or not. ...
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How does windows know which program has the lock on a particular file while trying to copy it?

I was just wondering about how older versions of Windows didn't tell you exactly which programs were using a particular file so that you cannot move them. But the newer versions tend to tell you that ...
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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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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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How to know the program that's dumping the core?

I am seeing cores dumped in a particular directory continuously. I am sure there must a script that's continuously starting a process which is core-dumping and dying. But, how can I find which process ...
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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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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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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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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 ...