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

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How to identify a driver causing every exited process to become a zombie, polluting page table and active unused memory?

I have a pretty new Windows 11 Pro installation, it has about a week. I noticed that my RAM usage is constantly going up. It was concerned because procexp readouts did not match the total used RAM ...
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Excessive RAM Consumption by Wazuh-Indexer Process on Proxmox VE Agent

I've been utilizing Wazuh for several months now, with my own Wazuh server set up. I've added my Proxmox VE as an agent with the Wazuh agent, but I'm encountering some issues with it. Specifically, I'...
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What is the best way to identify what caused a CPU spike?

In Windows Task Manager History I can see that there was a CPU spike and my computer freezes. And I can see when I sort the view on highest CPU percentage which processes take most of the CPU. But ...
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Linux - What causes processes to block aka "disk sleep" on synchronous writes?

...as in, for example using dd to dump an ISO image to a thumb drive, or such. At the end of the transfer, the process doing the (afaik synchronous) write is left in 'disk sleep' status for several ...
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How does Process Lasso trim an applications memory?

In Lasso trim, there is an option to trim an applications memory. The "Trim Memory" function in Process Lasso is designed to reclaim and release system memory. In a personal project of mine, ...
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How to make sure a process spawned via ssh get's terminated with the connection?

Apparently people try to keep processes they started via ssh running even when the connection is gone, see https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ssh+process+still+active+after+connection+close So I was believing ...
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Understanding how ports work and how are they different from processes?

I've been a part of a network operations team for quite some time now and was extracting a certificate using this command: openssl s_client -connect <IP>:<PORT> </dev/null | sed -n -e '/...
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Prevent users of the operating system from closing an active program in the background [duplicate]

I have a public computer Windows 11 is installed. On it I have an active program on the computer that I want users to be unable to log out of. When I say exit, I mean normal exit, through the window ...
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Unknown commands hogging all my cpu. " ./10 -c/tmp/ ..."

What command is ./10 -c/tmp/ ... ? I have tried killing it with no luck. Other than reboot what are my options? How could I find out what triggered it? What command was it, I need to identify what ...
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Reason of fork problems unclear

I have a Debian based Linux system. After some updates (not related to Debian core repos) the system had some leaking leading to forking problems after a couple of days for new spawned processes like ...
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Possible in Linux for root to take ownership of a running process without restarting it?

There is a process running under my personal login id that I want to run under root instead. This is only temporary for troubleshooting a problem with it. My login id has sudo privilege but is not ...
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How to get output for a process running under another user?

I have a long running process that a lab member started, but left for vacation. How can I view the output of the process on their machine? I have sudo access if that helps
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Hotkey to close toast notification

Goal: close Clock app's toast notification with a hotkey combination. Attempt: AHK's Process, Close, ahk_pid, but ahk_pid changes each time. I've also been unable to find the popup window's process in ...
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How to get PID of python3 working program

I want to write a program on bash that will restart my script once every some time. The program runs in an infinite loop and launch like this: Python3 main.py So to restart it, I need to do Kill [pid]...
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Block Excel new instance to merge with other Excel instance

By default, when we open 2 Excel files, the second one will merge the process with the first one: excel.exe file1, excel.exe file2 We can use /x to open the second Excel file without merge: excel.exe ...
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Hide a process in the Windows task manager by using task manager hider

I watched this video and there you can see how to hide a process by using the software task manager hider: I tried to use it; in particular I opened the project in Visual Studio 2022, then I right ...
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Unknown process always does something with all USB drives

Every time I'm trying to format any of my fully empty USB stick I get this error. Every time I'm clicking on the button "eject" to any of my fully empty USB stick in Windows Explorer I get ...
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Why does process count in Performance Monitor disagree with that given by PowerShell?

When setting up a trace in Windows Performance Monitor I have sometimes added "\Objects\Processes" to the list of Performance Counters . Analyzing the results seems always to show a higher ...
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Application files being deleted repatedly - how to find what it did?

A folder containing executable files for an application under ProgramData on Windows 10 is being deleted repeatedly on my laptop, only empty app folder remains. I have looked into this: Something ...
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iperf3 design GUI

I am designing GUI for iperf3.exe. When I run iperf3.exe, the text box appears after it finishes the process. I want to read output while doing the process. I try async method and task but all the ...
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Processes randomly freezing, get stuck reading /proc/pid/environ

So my computer is behaving weirdly in many ways which might or might not be related to hardware problems. This question is about a reproducible symptom of that, which I'm trying to investigate. When I ...
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Windows Input Experience [closed]

August 2023 - prevent 'Windows Input Experience' from loading?
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Optimizing Post-processing Workflow with FFmpeg for Janus Playrecord Plugin

I hope you’re all doing well. I have a question regarding the post-processing of recorded files using the Janus playrecord plugin. Currently, after the recording is done, I end up with two .mjr files (...
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Missing processes in ps output?

I've seen some unknown processes in top (Ubuntu 22.04) - for example reader#0, reader#1 etc. These are parts of collectd, I can't find them in the output of ps eax or ps -eLF or ps -eHF, but I found ...
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Find process from window or vice versa in task manager?

I have multiple instances of an app running. One of the instances is frozen and I want to end it forcefully in Task Manager, while preserving all others. I'm trying to find it in Task Manager but I ...
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How to spawn a perfectly silent daemon in ZSH which would last only for the session?

This question is quite similar to this one, although it's a bit more constrained. I would like to start a background job, but: I don't want any [1] 769021 to be printed. I don't want only this ...
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Do processes always consume battery and cpu or are they neutral on cpu and memory usage while "inactive"?

If a process in Windows OS is currently inactive (not doing any work) does that mean that it doesn't consume any power and cpu/gpu resources?
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Can't close Google Chrome app

I closed Google Chrome window, but it is still in TaskManager's process list and when I try to do "End Process" I get this: What can cause this?
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windows11 - ai.exe is locking a folder that needs to be routinely deleted

I have a folder that routinely needs to be deleted by a program and remade. It's simply how the program works. Suddenly a short while back, the program stopped being able to delete the folder. I tried ...
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How do you kill a process that can't be killed with kill -9?

Context: I need to create a floppy disk. I have a modern USB floppy disk drive, I want to run badblocks first to ensure that the "new" (new floppy disks are actually old new stock) floppy ...
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How do I check what is killing a process?

I have problem with chrome. It works only when main executable is renamed. It appears that something is killing it but I cannot find it. I tried WinApiOverride with no results (TerminateProcess or ...
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Windows 11 on 16 core processor reduces CPU utilization when minimizing python processing console window - WHY?

I have a weird issue when doing long term image processing on my 16 core 24 thread i7 13700k processor, on windows 11 pro. My processing lasts for hours so I fire up several python scripts in ...
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Windows 10 on Ryzen 1700x starts processes slowly

I have Windows 10 (22H2, 10.0.19045) installed on the following system: Ryzen 1700x 32 GB of RAM 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO (M.2) Windows Defender virus scanner. About 2 months ago, the system started ...
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How do I kill processes which are running with a given executable path?

I know already how I can kill all java.exe processes taskkill /F /IM java.exe But when it comes to a full executable path D:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_331\bin\java.exe, how do I do ? I'm asking ...
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macOS: pkill a specific process without sudo?

Because of some recent bluetooth issues, I need to be able to run sudo pkill bluetoothd quite frequently, so I decided to create a shell script Shortcut to have on my menu bar for quick access. I ...
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Windows: Kill processes by arguments [closed]

I'm on Windows 10. I want to kill all processes that have the word "foobar" in their command line arguments. How can I do that in the terminal, without touching the mouse?
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How can i dump the contents of a file that was opened with nano in a running process? (Linux)

I have run the command ps -ef and found the following : UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD root 1 0 0 12:30 ? 00:00:00 socat tcp-l:1024,reuseaddr,f root ...
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Arbitrary other processes hang when I "pause" one - how can I pause processes "better"/figure out how to un-deadlock?

Sometimes, I'm running massive compiles (and similar) on my machine, mostly unattended. Typically, those require intervention every now and then, and this intervention requires googling. So far so ...
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Why do processes start appearing at the top of the tree's root instead of where they should, underneath wininit.exe and explorer.exe?

Why do these processes appear at the top of the Process Explorer window instead of below the wininit.exe section where they should be? Some Facts Starts happening after about 10-30 minutes of system ...
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Signals vs. polling for I/O (uses very simple example of I/O)

I understand how hardware interrupts work. I have a basic question about I/O, and will use keyboard and characters from key presses as the context for the question. In a general sense, do processes ...
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Task Manager process list shows multiple abnormalities, processes out of place

First, it's not the issue about so many instances of Google Chrome in the process list in the task manager. I consider myself pretty clueful, so technical answers are welcome. Drilling down into the ...
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CentOS | Bash process is using a lot of ram in idle state (more than 3GB)

Not an experienced user here. I'm using a virtual server with 2GB of ram and 1GB of swap. The distribution is CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core). When I ssh the server I got the error below and the ...
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How to stop a non-killable process on a Ubuntu VM running on windows 10?

On windows 10 I have a Oracle VM VirtualBox running with Ubuntu 20.04.5 and sometimes an application (started with sudo) just "hangs". I am not able to kill the job using kill -9 <...
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Trying to end a process that is blocking me from deleting a folder

For the past couple days, I've been trying to end a process (ACORIGINS.exe) that is keeping me from deleting a folder (Ubisoft) that I wish to delete. Every time I try deleting the folder, it says ...
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How do you change the name shown in Task Manager for a running process (in particular a sub-process of the main executable) [closed]

Unlike on Linux or macOS, I haven't been able to find an API to change the process name of a running process (or in the case I care about, a sub-process). I'd want it to still appear under the main ...
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What is this weird process I see in WSL called “plan9?”

I'm using WSL2 with Ubuntu on Windows 11 and there is a weird process called plan9 I see with htop. Here is a picture of it. ps ax output: 4 ? Sl 0:00 plan9 --control-socket 5 --log-level ...
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What is the UNCServer process running on my WIndows 10 Laptop?

I have a Lenovo i5 Laptop. There is always a UNCServer process running. Is there some way to identify what that process is doing? Some details of my laptop (from System info): Windows 10 Home Build ...
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How to run sqlcmd.exe as a windows service?

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 (RTM) - 15.0.2000.5 (X64) Sep 24 2019 13:48:23 Copyright (C) 2019 Microsoft Corporation Express Edition (64-bit) on Windows Server 2016 Standard 10.0 (Build 14393: ) (...
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List process details

How can I list process details for a specific process? I know about commands like ps -ef but they all truncate the details to fit into fixed column widths. For example, in one listing I can see that ...
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Why a fork is often followed by an exec?

Why "a fork is often followed by an exec"? Can't you just create a new process in UNIX?
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