Questions tagged [process]

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

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Could anti-cheat systems trigger false positives if I open my favorite games through Python using subprocess.Popen?

This may be hard to answer definitively. I feel like the answer is no, but I'm looking for people familiar with anti-cheat and/or operating systems in general to confirm or deny this. I know apps ...
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Kill child processes of an OpenRC service managed by supervise-daemon

I have a shell script that spawns multiple processes, which run for an indefinite amount of time, however with the following OpenRC init script and the supervise-daemon daemon, upon stopping the ...
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Why does Intel Graphic Command Center leave a web endpoint listening at port 9001 on localhost?

I found out my system process (PID 4) was the one listening on 9001 (both v4 and v6). Telnet to it, ::1:9001 and enter a char and press enter I see this: HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request Content-Type: ...
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Address/ports keep becoming stuck on ubuntu (server) - even after the process terminates

I'm having an issue on a headless Ubuntu 18.04 installation. Ports keep becoming "stuck" which is either preventing processes from terminating (even when sending a SIGKILL), or allowing the processes ...
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Prevent chrome to have only one root process

When I open a chrome process, if there is no chrome process already present, there is no problem, and every argument I pass it (like chrome --my-custom-process-id=guid) is preserved. However, since ...
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How to identify which program has left a portion of its UI floating on my screen?

I noticed that what looks like a tooltip saying "Increase Indent" is floating homeless on my screen. Here it is with the edge of the browser window beneath it: It has attained nearly infinite Z-order ...
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Process Start time Not displayed

I am trying to check starttime for some of the process running on windows server. Those process are running as services.I tried below command in powershell to do that same. Get-Process|select ...
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Printing the output of a running notepad.exe process

Suppose I have a running notepad.exe process on my Windows machine - how do I print it's current contents that a user has entered, into a PowerShell console?
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Find rogue script/process on Synology

I have a Synology NAS and I am getting alerts from my Ubiquity firewall that a process running on the Synology is making DNS requests for a .su TLD. These requests happen roughly every 40 minutes, so ...
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IS there anyway with which MACOS process permission levels can be set?

How do Apple maintains security levels of process on MAC OS? Windows have low, medium, high integrity levels for process, how do we maintain process level security on MAC OS?
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What could possibly auto-kill a long running process?

I'm running the following process: root@foo:/var/www/foo# php foo.php using screen so I can leave it and go back to it later. Now after about 2.5 hours I go back to screen and found this message: ...
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What is this dllhost.exe process doing with my video files?

On my Windows 10 Home x64 machine, I noticed an unknown instance of dllhost.exe using a high amount of CPU. Upon further inspection, I noticed that it had one thread using most of its CPU time. Here's ...
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Difference between Windows GUI red cross and taskkill command (need proper process exit)

I started VLC (with NDI plugin) in the command line using this Python code: vlc = sp.Popen(["vlc", "-", "--aout", "NDI", "--vout", "NDI", url], shell=True) (NDI is a video streaming network ...
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Anything wrong with disabling the Windows Search process?

I noticed the 'Windows search filter host' running strong on my CPU at random times, 'indexing' files - not sure what that means really - so I googled a bit and apparently some people actually disable ...
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How to enable “View Source” in Process Monitor?

Sysinternals Process Monitor has a button to "view the source" on a Event Properties > Stack element: It is disabled in my trace. What do I need to enable it?
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Terminal with a command line switch --minimized (or --min etc.)

I am trying tu run terminal commands so a terminal window is shown only in a task bar or even not shown at all. There are some approaches of it with xdotool or wmctrl but they work so the window ...
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How to show docker container process on Mac Os

Docker processes running in a container should be visible on the host as well. When I run docker top on one of my container I see the pid of the process which is supposed to run on the host, but I ...
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Why do my CLI PHP scripts show up in such a weird manner in Task Manager on Windows 10?

I run many CLI PHP scripts all the time. When opening Task Manager, "Processes" tab, I would expect to see something like: My Whatever Named CLI PHP Script #1 My Whatever Named CLI PHP Script #2 My ...
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How to find another process that's using same file I'm trying to process?

I have a program that copies a ZIP file from a network path A to network path B and then unzips a file in same location (network path B) and then I got the following error popping up. How can I ...
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Programtically list all completions for some text in powershell

I am looking for an equivalent to bash's complete function where I list all the possible completions for a some text. Basically give me all the options I would get if I repeatedly hit tab. I know ...
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Microsoft Team's EXE is showing 64-bit launch path from %programfiles% while the EXE itself is present in 32-bit location

When I open task manager and go to Startup tab, it shows that the EXE is running from 64-bit location of %programfiles% directory: %programfiles% directory shown in screenshot above under command-...
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Migrating into process in Metasploit Meterpreter

I am using kali linux metasploit framework. I have gained system admin access in Metasploit Meterpreter using getsystem. Target computer is Windows 10 latest release. I can list processes and do ...
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nVidia Optimus lookup

How to know on which GPU a process run ? And how choose on which GPU a process will launch ? Because sometimes a process tells that my renderer is my APU but I want it to run on my GPU OS: Linux ...
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

Edition: Windows 10 Home | Version: 1909 | OS build: 18363.693. Just came across a specific process group on Windows 10, in the Task Manager. It is known as UWP and represented with a leaf, as one ...
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Kernel space in a process virtual memory map is reserved by all processes?

I recently run into this question regarding the kernel address space as part of a process virtual memory map. While I understand that this space is reserved by the kernel on behalf of processes and ...
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Identify process sending (emulated) key strokes

After startup my machine has a lot of IO activity and if I open the start menu right after logging in, random sequences of s and . seem to be (emulated) key strokes sent to stdout showing up in the ...
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WSL processes consuming my CPU

Sorry in advance for the long post, I am very desperate for help and all info I think is helpful has been provided. Main Issue: WSL processes are going crazy and I don't know why. Here is an ...
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How to kill suspended process by name?

I got a bunch of suspended processes. pkill cannot kill them but pretend to do that. This command actually works: pkill -e SOMENAMEHERE | grep -Eo '[0-9]+' | xargs kill -9 but it's too long to type....
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Merging video and multiple audio tracks with ffmpeg or other software [duplicate]

I'm looking for someone who can help me to do a script. The idea is : We have video files named like this : 08-02-02h-34mn-17s_quentin.mov And audio files named : 08-02-02h-34mn-17s_quentin_bureau....
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How do I log performance (CPU, memory etc.) of a process that I start (not existing)

I want to log the CPU, memory usage of a process which I am manually starting from the command line. It may complete in a matter of seconds so I can't capture it with some GUI tools...
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How can I identify the process that is writing at the printer spooler path?

I have some unknown process creating lots (more than 20.000 some times) of files in the printer's spooler directory of Windows. I would like to detect this process. How could I do it? Further ...
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Ghost user processes that restart?

So, I have a home version of Win10. There's an admin account and then user accounts for the family. When I log in to my account as an ordinary user and view the processes via taskmanager it shows that ...
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Is it possible to detach and re-attach to a spawned process using separate expect processes?

I have an expect script that spawns a process, then does some initialization (authentication), then performs some task that needs prior authentication. Considering to extend the script to execute ...
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Block process outgoing requests

I have a program on my computer that repeatedly tries to access a webaddress that no longer exists or something, causing it to hang for minutes on end while, I guess, it waits or cycles attempts to ...
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Bash command after sshpass not executed

Why are commands after sshpass not executed? Should I somehow signal that the ssh connection has been terminated? #!/bin/bash SCRIPT="cd /proj ./run_server & ...
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Using Process Monitor, how do I trace a process and its children?

Using SysInternals Process Monitor (procmon.exe or procmon64.exe), how do I trace a process with a given PID and its child processes? My first (naïve) idea was to include both "PID is 1234" and "...
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How to find process responsible for a dialog in windows 10?

My Windows 10 occasionally shows a dialog box: I am not sure why is the dialog box shown. It can not be canceled and it disappears only after reboot. I want to find process that shows the dialog ...
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Changes to MsMpEng.exe in late 2019/2020 make it unquitable

MsMpEng.exe seems to be core to microsoft's anti malware software, therefore it ought to be something I'm thankful for. However, I don't have any control over when it starts and it can be quite ...
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Intel HD Graphic 5500 usage always at 100% (WIndows 10 64bit)

I have notice that something wrong with my GPU Process always at 100% while I'm not running any high process program. Actually I've just restarted my laptop and opened a browser (any one: ie, Firefox, ...
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Migration from MariaDB database 10.4 to 10.3

I have a problem with the migration from my database with users from my old Ubuntu server with MariaDB 10.4.11 to my Rasberry pi running on MariaDB 10.3.7. I can't upgrade the MariaDB version on my pi ...
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How to obtain more forensics information on a process showing on htop in a linux system?

Upon running htop I found two strange processes running on my machine which have the following commands: /bin/sh -c npm run serve and sh -c node src/index.js and some other for a python script. ...
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Firefox Only Running As Background Process

I've created a Firefox profile, and set up a shortcut to that profile from a folder on my PC. The problem is that when I click on the Icon, nothing happens! I click it again and I get the message ...
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Is it possible to change all folder icons with in a folder with Windows 10 Pro? Using a batch process

For instance, if I have 200 folders within a single folder where many of those icons in the nested folders had been changed in the past and I want to revert them all back to the default icon—can it be ...
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adb hangs after exectuing adb kill-server command in linux fedora 30

To reproduce this I run the command adb devices this prints in my console that a daemon is starting in a specific port 5037 then I execute the command adb kill-server and the terminal hangs. I look at ...
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View what's killing another Windows process

I'm trying to figure out what (if any) process is killing another process on my Windows 10 machine. When I boot, after logging in, explorer fails to launch and I'm met with a black screen. I can ...
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OS X processes running in the background

How can I tell if a particular process is running in the background (we can't see its window, and has no icon in DOK, etc.) or if it is a normal process running in front? From ps or any other command-...
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Commited memory keeps going up

So I have been having this problem for over a year, if anyone can help me solve this I would be forever grateful. Seriously. Upon using my laptop (8Gb of physical memory) for a long time eventually ...
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Force close an opened (but hidden…) TCP port on Windows?

I have a really weird and annoying issue. I develop an application which opens a lot of TCP ports (using WCF, if that matters at all). Sometimes, I can start my application because a port remains open....
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i3bar spawns many more processes than expected

I'm using i3blocks as my i3 status command and I've noticed abnormally high idle CPU usage (5-10% compared to 2-3% idle in Xfce) and decided to look at my task manager, and there seems to be many ...
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How can I open the output of a backround process in terminal under Windows 10?

I have a program that I wrote: main.exe This software receives messages via HTTP and print it into the terminal (STDOUT). I've used MSSN to register this software as a service in order to start it ...

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