A process is a binary program running continuously on a computer (until terminated) which is managed by the operating system.

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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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Routing packets to different available networks using process' pid / uid

I need to route packets from some processes(unique pids/uids) to desired network connection. So, Suppose we have 4 processes with pids 10, 11, 12, 13 respectively; and we have two network connections ...
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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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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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How to stop windows processes being created with the same id?

I am trying to compile a big project using Visual Studio 2010 express. This is one big project with like around 700 other sub-projects compiling. Now during the compilation some times the ...
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Multiple system calls from PID 0 in Windows

Recently, one of my old PC at home lags at times. I open the Process Monitor (from sysinternals.com) and find multiple system calls from a process with PID 0, including CreateFile operation. I thought ...
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Why does Google Chrome keep processes running when I don't allow background apps to run after I close?

Okay so here I close Chrome and it keeps a process running. I tell it to not let anything run after it's closed, but it still does. Also, a lot of the time, it messes with Microsoft Word 2010 and will ...
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Is this a bug in top?

This command line: top -l 3 -n 10 -o "vprvt" For some reason there are two processes that consistently creep up in the second sample's output regardless of their actual VPRVT size, and they do not ...
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Process is shutting down when started by script and special user

I have a situation where I want to use a script during a build process which stops a process and starts it again after updating its files as a last step. The process is started via a build system ...
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Program terminates as soon as I launch Process Monitor

I wanted to monitor all the activity of a program, to see which files are being used, etc. I used Sysinternals excellent Process Monitor, which I've used before. However, as soon as I launch Process ...
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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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Windows 7: programs installed to AppData won't launch

I don't know what causes it, but after a while, all programs installed to the AppData will stop launching. as far as I can see, they doesn't show up in Task Manager's processes tab at all after I open ...
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javaw.exe issue on windows 7

I have javaw.exe process in my task manager. This process takes a lot of processor memory. When I try to close this process my video driver gets closed and Windows 7 repairs it automatically. How to ...
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Catching forked subproceses

I'm running a game in wine that requires pasuspender to kill pulseaudio so the game can run on alsa. However, it looks like the script and wine itself are forking separate processes so that ...
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Windows 7 - Intermittently processes will not close when the app closes

I have a user I am supporting who has the strangest issue. There are 2 problem applications, Word 2010 and a scanning program called ScandallPro. Intermittently (and at least once a day), she will ...
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What command line options are available to svchost.exe?

It seems the only command line option used by Windows for svchost.exe is -k, followed by the group name which svchost needs to start for a given service. Yet, use of a command line option indicates ...
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Why would Activity Monitor and iotop give completely different output re: Disk Activity?

I am trying to "rebuild" via DiskWarrior an external RAID0 startup driveā€¦ and it is "semi-stuck" on step 6.. but I have read that I should let it finish.. The strange thing is.. is that Activity ...
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Determining which script started a process from the process description

I have the following process: oracle8 602592 1 0 Nov 14 - 2:54 ora_mmon_RRT How I can find the name and full path of the script that activated the process?
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How do I figure out what process is blocking access to an IP address?

One of my various installed programs is periodically blocking access to certain websites that (I think) it has falsely determined to be malicious. I'm having trouble figuring out which one is blocking ...
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DpHostW.`.exe` process doesn't respond and use 25% CPU?

Sometimes when my Dell Vostro 3300 have been in sleep mode and then wake up, the fingerprint reader doesn't work. I also notice the cooling fan runs high and the process "DpHostW.exe" that is used for ...
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lucid lynx runaway process

I am runnning lucid lynx with a gnome desktop. After uninstalling the klipper program there is a new and unwelcome process that begins at startup and takes around 66% of my cpu time. According to ...
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getmail does not keep track of downloaded emails if process is killed

I am using getmail to archive my Gmail account's inbox. However, every once in a while the process hangs -- probably due to a bad connection with Gmail's IMAP servers. I find that the only way to ...
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Process states in operating systems

What are the states the process will go through(without having threads) , when A program reads in integers from two files, calculate the intersection of set, in a O(N^2) algorithm, of the data in the ...
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Lots of processes going on of the same “DownloadAD (32 bits)”

When I open up task manager it is always a lot of processes with the label "DownloadAD (32 bits)". I know it is HPs own software for finger print logins and stuff so I need the Program. I can remove ...
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SMC.EXE High download from internet only when vpn is connected

I have an issue of data being downloaded whenever the vpn connection is active i.e. the symantec SMC.exe process starts download which causes my internet bandwidth quota gets completed very fast and ...
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How to read the results of PsList?

I'm trying to use PsList from SysInternal to check the RAM used by running processes. The thing is I don't quite understand the results. For example, in the screenshot below, VBoxTray.exe is using ...
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SIGCONT definition, continue or restart?

According to the definition from wikipedia SIGCONT The SIGCONT signal instructs the operating system to **continue** (**restart**) a process previously paused by the SIGSTOP or SIGTSTP signal. One ...
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Synergy's synrgyhk.dll suddenly gets linked to random processes

I'm using Windows 8 and from time to time, my Synergy server just stops responding. It doesn't notice that it's not working anymore (the interface doesn't show any error), but re-launching the server ...
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User still logged in with active processes after disconnected via ssh timeout

I've noticed that when I am disconnected from an ssh session to my server do to inactivity, that my user is not logged out and active processes are still running. When logging back in, running the ...
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linux - kill -9 doesn't work on running process

I have apt-get process running on my server and I cannot kill it. root 26386 99.7 0.0 25588 2844 ? RN 06:52 956:49 apt-get -qq -y update I used kill 26386 first, then tried kill -9 ...
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One particular instance of svchost.exe taking up awful lot of memory. Why?

I have been observing that the process "svchost.exe" in my list of running processes keeps taking an awful lot of memory; close to 550MB at times! There are multiple instances of svchost.exe running ...
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nohup process commands to detect if process is still running and if not, re-run process in lamp stack

I am running nohup to keep a php script running in the background. Is there anyway to ensure the process keeps running? Is there a command that can check to see if the process is still running and if ...
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How can I confirm if a process is being blocked from communicating on a network?

I have a user system with a third-party vendor product that needs to communicate with the network. We're noticing symptoms that suggests that the program/process is being blocked from communicating ...
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Nicing processes and unresponsive computers

I've a of process running on a machine. The machines are 6-core hyperthreaded for an effective total of 12 cores and the process takes 400% of the cpu so 4 cores. I niced the process to +19 for a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Process Monitor: ReadFile only shows root directory as the file path

I'm monitoring a program in Process Monitor and the ReadFile file path for this program most often is simply "C:". And all the instances of the ReadFile judging from the offset and length are ...
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ftp folder not opening. and the “explorer” proccess run again and again

Very strange problam... (Win 7 Pro) The ftp protocol, defined to run in Explorer.exe. When I opening ftp link (even within the windows explorer) - It's not opening anything. And in the task manager, ...
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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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Avoid “press any key to continue” after taskkill

How to go about avoiding the press any key to continue that prevents windows to automatically close after a taskkill? pids=`ps -W|grep java|awk '{print $1}'` for pid in $pids; do taskkill.exe /F ...
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close tcp\udp connection by process name without killing the process Autoit script

I need help with this script It's close a tcp\udp connection of a process without killing the process I found script in forum but it's not working let's say I want to close any connection established ...
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Teracopy process - audit source and destination

Is there a way i can see the source and destination location of a running and consuming 50%+ Teracopy process, even when for instance ProcessExplorer cannot bring the process active window in front ...
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sysinternals pskill return code

I'm looking for pskill.exe return status code so i can use it in batch/other programs and can't find any information about it. Have tryed running it when the desired process does or doesn't exist and ...