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

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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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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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McAfee firewall blocks localhost in subprocess only

This is a programming-related question but seemed more appropriate for SuperUser than StackOverflow. I have installed McAfee (a trial version of LiveSafe -- Internet Security) on my PC. I am running ...
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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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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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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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`qsub` leaves “NotQueued ” in “blocked jobs”

I am working on a remote cluster (westgrid > bugaboo) on which I submit processes via a .pbs file. My .pbs looks like this #!/bin/bash #PBS -l procs=1 #PBS -l walltime=100:00:00 #PBS -N ...
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Share CPU equally between users (not processes) in Debian?

Can I share the CPU equally between users (not processes), in Debian? For example, I have two users, I want each to be able to use 50% of the CPU - even if one user has one process running and the ...
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Find out what kills a process

I'm trying to run a game but the main process is dying after a few seconds and I think it is getting killed by some AV or some other program. I can't debug it with a debuger like OllyDbg, because the ...
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Limit process ram but force swap instead of kill

I am currently quite frustrated with meteor. I am going to make my own telescope modification via the official repository on my hosting service of choice. The only problem is that meteor builds the ...
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How do I debug the “defunct” process causing it's parent to freeze?

I have program (in red hat) which freezes 1 out of 5 times during its run. Now when I see the ps -a or top while it is hung, it shows its status as “defunct.” I want to understand the reason why it’s ...
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Some processes high CPU usage in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 and all the driver (BIOS included) from Dell site; luckily my laptop is Windows 10 compatible. 2 processes use a little too CPU, I'm talking about "System" and "Windows desktop ...
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Thunderbird multiple process -no-remote and http-links

Whenever I click a Link in thunderbird which was started with the -no-remote option and firefox is running, I get a "Firefox is already running ... " error message. Is there a way to prevent this ...
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Something's consuming my laptop's resources

I bought my laptop 6 months ago. It's a Lenovo G50-70. Last week, my laptop got slow down so much that the cursor was lagging behind the motion of my mouse. It was obvious. Task manager took about 5 ...
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jps displaying process that does not exist?

After send kill -9 to all java processes. I can still saw their information using jps sudo jps 14930 -- process information unavailable 6711 -- process information unavailable 15700 -- process ...
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Get the details of a killed process in Linux

I have seen from the logs/kernel messages that a termination signal has been sent to a process with PID say 1234. Now (few seconds after I see it), ps says that the process is no longer running, (to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 drive… 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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get process name from it's own description autoit?

how can i get the process name from computer memory by using loop depends on the process description example () if my prgram name "dev.exe" in memory and it's own description "a tool for ...
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Critical number of processes for monitoring?

I was going to setup my Nagios/Icinga to monitor the processes on my machines and in case of a high number warn or error me via email. I know for monitoring load, you would use something like this: ...
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How to Limit the number of Processes a Program can Generate

I'm having an issue where a program called Deadline 7.1 is creating Multiple processes of a Plug-in it uses "MayaBatch" so much to the point it's maxing out the machines memory and causing it to ...
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Linux RT vs 'niceness' priority and preemption

I wanted some clarification on the differences between real-time linux process priority (-99 - -1) and normal user-level 'niceness' (0 - 40) priority, and the effects on scheduling and pre-emption. ...
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Windows 10 not releasing Processes

For the past month i have been going crazy as to why my Render systems where crashing, logs looked normal, or, they didn't have any particular errors relating to the crashes. the last week i have ...
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“kill -3” equivalent in powershell?

I'm trying to a get a Java Program running on Windows to perform a (java) Thread Dump; on Linux I would use: kill -3 <pid> Is there a Powershell equivalent of this ? I tried: debug-process ...
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...