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 Track Processes That Using Discrete Graphic Card

How do i know, which processes or background application is using my discrete card? By default, my laptop wont be using discrete graphic card unless gaming.. But now, even I'm not gaming...the led ...
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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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What's the Unix command-line symbol for “the PID of the last suspended process”?

In an interactive console like irb, sometimes something will go wrong and the console becomes unresponsive. One solution is to suspend the process, then kill it. To suspend the process, I can press ...
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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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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 can I kill Firefox by console?

I know I can type: ps -A | grep firefox I get something like: 6818 ? 00:04:23 firefox Now I can kill it by means of: kill -9 6818 How can it be done in one command and how can I make ...
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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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What's a reliable technique for killing background processes on script termination?

I use shell scripts to react to system events and update status displays in my window manager. For example, one script determines the current wifi status by listenining to multiple sources: ...
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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 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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Two System process one with 160MB disk activity?

When I check the Resource Monitor in Windows 7, under the Disk tab, and Processes with Disk Activity, I have two processes called "System", one with PID 0, one with PID 4. One is at constant Total ...
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Windows: What is a virtualized process?

I have MinGW and MSYS installed and never really cared about how the binaries work. However, today I opened Process Explorer and realized that I have some virtualized processes: I know that usually ...
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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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Route the traffic over specific interface for a process in linux

Is it possible to route the traffic used by a process over a specific interface? For example, network traffic by download application should always use the interface wlan0 where as all other ...
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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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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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Start a service from inside a service and export command

I am making a service call from another service and trying to export a variable to the new service. I am not quite sure if the new service to start is a child of the former service. I read that export ...
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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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In linux, what would happen to a running program when it's executable file has been modified or deleted?

Let's say /usr/local/bin/ruby is running in the background, and then we overwrite ruby with a different version, or even delete ruby. What will happen to those running ruby processes?
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How can I get more info on high-CPU rundll32.exe process?

I recently clean-installed Win7 on my HP8530. Everything works well most of the time, but for the last few days, every morning after my computer has been idle overnight, I find that rundll32.exe is ...
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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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Which files are opened by a specific application?

Is there a way to list all files that are currently opened by a specific process in Windows? I mean files that got have an fopen, but never got an fclose by a specific process. I tried to use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to recover a deleted file that is still open?

How can one restore a file that has been deleted but is still open by a process? The blog post "Restoring files from /proc" explains how to do this on Linux: Use lsof (e.g., lsof -c name) to find ...
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What does “Virtualization” in the Task Manager on Windows do?

If I open up the list of running processes in the Task Manager on my Windows Vista. Then I can right-click on a process and chose "Virtualization". Not much happens after that. What does this really ...
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Easy way to find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a ‘locked’ file? How can I find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows? For instance if you are trying to delete a folder ...
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Run 2 multiple chrome process instances with different executable filename; not working

I'm using VirtuaWin and it lets you assign different desktops to different processes, and I want to assign 2 different chrome processes to 2 different desktops. So I tried to copy and rename a ...
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What's the difference between an Application, Process, and Services?

How are these fundamentally different "things" on Windows? Aren't all running things Processes? It seems that every Application has an associated process that shuts it down if it is shut down. ...
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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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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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ps: How can i recursively get all child process for a given pid

How can I get the entire process tree spawned by a given process displayed as a tree and only that tree i.e. no other processes? The output could e.g. look like 4378 ? Ss 0:10 SCREEN ...
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What is Mobsync.exe? Assuming I don't need it, can I disable it in Windows 7 without ill side effect?

I'm running Windows 7. Occasionally when I resume my computer from standby, it seems to wait 20-30 seconds or so before giving me full control back. In an attempt to diagnose why, I've been watching ...
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Is there a windows command that returns the list of 64 and 32 process?

I am looking for a solution to locate which process are running over 64 and which ones on 32 bits on my Windows Seven 64 system, there is a simple windows shell command available to do that???
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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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How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop the Google Update background tool? Hello, How to disable google updater, running in background as googleupdate.exe ? I tried Googling but none worked me ...
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Disable VPN for a given process/application

I'm using a constant VPN connection for privacy purposes. (I hate the laws, all the logging nowadays). But when it comes to gaming, I don't really need encryption/hiding at all. I'd like to disable ...
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what is aexnsagent.exe?

What is aexnsagent.exe? It has made my PC run slower.
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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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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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How to kill a windows process in a cygwin terminal?

I have a problem regarding how to kill a process in cygwin on windows. I am completely new to cygwin. But i have a task that i simply cant kill. i have tried issuing the following commands: kill 4568 ...
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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 ...