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 Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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If I know the PID number of a process, how can I get its name?

If I have the PID number for a process (on a UNIX machine), how can I find out the name of its associated process? What do I have to do?
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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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How to identify which process is running which window in Mac OS X?

I’d like to know if it is possible to identify which process is showing which window in Mac OS X. I know in Windows it is possible using the Sysinternals Suite tool that provides a way to search for ...
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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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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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How long has a process has been running (uptime)

Situation I have been running a process on my laptop doing some heavy processing for the last few days. Every night I hibernate my computer, and boot it up in the morning. What I Seek I'm looking ...
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Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status?

Why the process of sleep command is always in sleep status ? Sleep status means waiting for I/O right ?
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How not to kill a wrong process from my script?

In Debian Linux I use the following scripts for alarm clock (called by at command). ~/bin/awake: #! /bin/bash set -m ~/bin/killawake PID=$BASHPID echo $PID > ~/tmp/wakeupalarm.pid while true; do ...
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dwm.exe stopped working message every few minutes

I am using Windows 7 (64 bit), and performed a spring cleanup of my machine today, after it became slower than usual, removing programs I believed were unnecessary anymore. Since then I keep getting ...
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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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Does a process get given its entire address space when it starts or is it given memory on an as-needed basis?

Does each process get allocated its whole address space in virtual memory (4GB (3GB) in a 32 bit system) right when the process starts or does the OS only allocate memory for the process as the ...
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Why do my web browsers cause my entire computer to hang?

I've observed this happen many times: A single program is not responding and all the other processes are running correctly and then the entire system hangs. I think this is because the process that ...
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what does CPU% means in `ps auxf` for processes with parent/child relationship?

When I use ps auxf to display process information with ASCII art process hierarchy. Processes with parent/child relation is listed as below. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START ...
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How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
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disable chrome task manager? alternatively: prevent extensions from being killed

I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the ...
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How do I kill processes on a remote server via IIS webpage?

I have a remote server running various processes. On the remote server I have setup an IIS website. I use the website to publish information about the processes running on the remote machine. From ...
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How can I see which user accounts are running which processes in Windows 8.1?

I can look at the list of running processes/services by either going to Task Manager, or by typing tasklist in a console window. However, while both of these methods show me the list of running ...
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Unexplained RAM usage

I have had my MSI GT70-20C laptop for almost a year now but recently I have been having trouble with performance drops due to the over use of memory. This occurs when i start doing activity or even ...
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Command that returns only when a specific process terminates

What I want to do is have a command that will return when a program closes. So for example, say I have opened chromium-browser using the window manager or another console window, I'd like to have a ...
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Recompile kernel to add user process kick confirmation

my apologies if this has already been asked. This is a combination development/admin/security question. My apologies if this question is being asked in the wrong forum. On Windows platforms, even ...
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What is a xx bit process? [duplicate]

Hardware-wise: Technically, the bit size of a computer can refer to several things, such as the size of its CPU instructions or the amount of data the CPU can read from memory. This is ok, ...
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Kill a windows application that has no process associated with it

An autocompiler I attempted to close early ended up becoming dead instead of closing. Rather than kill it, I just ignored it and kept working. This happened again a few minutes later and I had two ...
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How to monitor and kill a process automatically on windows by process name [closed]

Is there a program or utility to monitor the running process and automatically kill specific processes? My work laptop has a whole bunch of useless crap that I cannot uninstall. Some of these ...
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Can’t kill a process that’s running—yet apparently not visible—in the task manager

I started an application that won’t run, yet I can’t delete it cause it’s still running. I can print the PID, but not kill the process using it. ~ $ ps ax | grep snappr | awk '{print $1}' 70824 ~ $ ...
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When a Python process is killed on OS X, why doesn't it kill the child processes?

I found myself getting very confused a while back by some changes that I found when moving Python scripts from Linux over to OS X... On Linux, if a Python script has called os.system(), and the ...
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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How to Track CPU and Memory Usage Per Process

I have seen this question asked on here before but was unable to follow the answer which was given. I would like to monitor a processes CPU, Memory, and possibly GPU usage over a given time. The ...
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How do I kill a process that is dead but listening?

I'm developing an app that listens on port 3000. Apparently there's an instance of it still listening to the port because whenever I start it, it can't create a listener (C#, TcpListener, but that's ...
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how to view all process details from ps –ef command

I am using the ack.pl in my bash script to search IP's in the Linux OS only for example , and only to show the problem I will give here a short example # ( ./ack.pl -Q -a -l --max-count=1 ...
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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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Something is using up memory in Mac OS X

I noticed that if I use Mac OS X for a while, I get really low on memory and things start to get slow. I have been suspecting that something was not quite right, because in “Activity Monitor” I would ...
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Continuously monitor files opened/accessed by a process

lsof -p 12345 will list all the files opened by process whose pid is 12345 but only for a particular instant of time. How can we continuously monitor a process from the start to end(until process is ...
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Can I stop ntoskrnl.exe from locking my TCP port?

I've been to use port 8092 to use some propriety software my company has made, but it seems the port is in use. Further tracking it down shows the PID of the process using the port as 4 (which as I ...
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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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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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How to find source process of unknown popup in Windows 7

A random popup appears in Windows 7 titled as Information with a progress bar and a clock. The window sometimes says Please wait a moment..., and the progress bar moves very slowly and disappears. ...
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How can I determine which process is causing failed ARP requests?

I am seeing many failed ARP requests from a Windows 7 Pro machine to IP addresses not on my subnet (one is a valid IP but no longer in use, the other is an APIPA address). I suspect a program or ...
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Keep outlook 2010 open [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Outlook 2010 minimize when I try to close it? I want to "disable" the ability to close Outlook2010. I always "close" it instead of minimizing it. What are ...
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tmux: Detect which process runs in the active pane

Is there a way how to detect what process runs in the active pane? tmux: Find "my" window, check if it's active is related, however, it deals with the detection from within the pane. I ...
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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 do I find out which program and process ID accesses a given IP address in Windows?

Is it possible to catch, which program is accessing a specific IP address? I found my computer is flooding and wish to check addresses one by one. May be it is possible to set up some audit for ...
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Process With No Name: A Possible Linux Rootkit?

Situation When I was looking at gnome-system-monitor one time, I saw a process without a name. Didn't bother me at first. Later, my laptop seemed to be heating up, and would see spikes in CPU ...
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What killed my process?

Been having a problem with application that keeps getting killed. This is running a RHEL5 server. We ran strace against the process and at the end of the trace file I get a bunch of +++ killed by ...
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How to kill a specific java process by application name

Usual taskkill /im "java.exe" will kill all java processes in the list. I however, want to kill a specific one. The problem is to identify the right process as there are multiple java.exe processes ...
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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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Windows Processes Utilizing Too Much of the CPU

I have a 4yr old Dell Vostro 1540 laptop with an i3 M380 and 4GB RAM. I only perform light tasks e.g. web browsing, document reading & editing, light Photoshop...,thus I don't need a newer laptop. ...
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Why can't I kill this process on Linux?

Problem I would like to kill a process called raspivid (program which records videos using a Raspberry Pi Camera) but I cannot... This is how I call it: #!/bin/bash #Start recording... raspivid -w ...