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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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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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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get in a command-line process with pid

is there a way to get in a command-line process with it's PID for example I started apt on a terminal and launched a new terminal is there a way to transfer the output to the new terminal with the ...
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reusing _kill completion in .bashrc fails

I'm trying to extend bash completion alias perf-connect-process="perf record -p"; alias pperf=perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill pperf; by reusing 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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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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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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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ...
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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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Linux - view processes as they are being run?

I know I can use top or htop to view running processes in (near) real time, and I can use ps to print a list of all currently running processes, however what if I want to view certain processes and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Are there two seperated schedulers in major operating systems, one for processes and one for their threads?

Let's assume a process is given the CPU on a single-core CPU system by the scheduler and let's assume this process has 10 threads. Who decides which of the ten threads gets the CPU? In other words, ...
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Analyze data flow between Windows Applications/Processes?

I am currently tasked with creating a "Software Usage Map" for my work; the map should show all the different applications being used, and how they related to one another... for example, if data is ...
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CGroup Processes Not Terminated even when main process has been killed through Systemctl stop command

I am running systemctl stop process command for some process. Please find the output for systemctl status process below: Loaded: loaded Active: deactivating (stop-sigterm) CGroup: ...
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Tracking daemon restart

I have a daemon that seems to restart itself at irregular intervals. Behavior is consistent with doing kill -9 and then starting it again. Since system is pretty much open pretty much anybody might ...
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When is SIGSTOP/SIGCONT safe?

I often find myself wanting to pause a long-running operation so I can quickly do something that needs computer power. I find myself scared of using SIGSTOP/SIGCONT. One alternative would be to use ...
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How to know what kernel object process is waiting for in windows

I have javaw.exe and spotify.exe occasionally in state where they can not be terminated. I mean that I can see them only in task manager and not normally running. Terminating does not affect all, they ...
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Dropbox Desktop keeps uploading after closing

I am using the Dropbox Desktop tool and upload (for my bandwidth) large amounts of data regularly. When I want to e.g. play online I just pause the upload. Since a few days when I pause it, it keeps ...
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Lingering firefox.exe

It seems like every other time I try to launch Firefox, I get an error message saying Firefox is already running. While I see no Firefox windows displayed, investigating the Processes tab in Task ...