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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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FreeBSD process high CPU usage. What is a ways to trace, debug or, at least, see more information?

Not everyday task, but, just curious. Having watched a video, I've spotted my laptop going crazy with a CPU usage. The problem was, as it turned out, that one of a process got stuck in 100% CPU loop. ...
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How does WSL/WSL2/WSLg work without systemd?

As I've understood it, systemd is Linuxes' "master"-daemon, managing all other processes right after it has been started up and run its init-function. Since I had this (now resolved) issue, ...
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How to add Privileges to Process?

Using Process Explorer tool, we can see the privileges held by a running process. But how can we change these privileges, for example SeLockMemoryPrivilege, without having to run the program on behalf ...
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Bash processes with deleted link targets in /proc/<pid>/exe

We have a software which intercepts file IO operations and noticed a recent bug caused by a process who's /proc/$pid/exe pointed to /usr/bin/bash;61f1808a (deleted) (via readlink(2)). I'm curious what ...
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How to determine which PID sends specific DNS requests on Windows?

Is there any way to find out which process (PID) is generating DNS requests on Windows (user computer, win10). I tried some tools from sysinternals (process explorer, tcpview,...) but non on them were ...
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Process names 0, 1, 2

I see 0, 1, 2 and 3s in htop. I can't kill these (sig 9). They are sometimes consuming a bit of my cpu for a second. I wonder what they are... Killall just says process not found if I try to kill them ...
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What is wrong with KillMode none or process in SystemD?

The systemd.kill docs have the following to say about KillMode: KillMode= Specifies how processes of this unit shall be killed. One of control-group, mixed, process, none. If set to control-group, ...
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How to stop a process from starting using a batch file?

I've been trying to find a way to stop a process from starting using a batch file. So far I've had no success. I know I can use taskkill to kill a process that's already running, but I want to stop it ...
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Is there a way to Allow/Disallow a specific Process with a shortcut on the desktop?

I have a small problem with a process ramping up my cpu to 100% once it starts. The process is neccesary to start for a function to work properly but once it has started, the process can be killed/...
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Route the traffic over specific interface for a process in linux with Cgroups2

I read this way of routing the traffic of a specific interface with Cgroups (Cgroups1): https://superuser.com/a/1048913/1662108 Is there a way of doing the same thing with Cgroups2?
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Monitoring suspicious processes on macOS without Activity Monitor?

I've recently noticed my mac overheating and its fans ramping up after being left idle for a few minutes. What really makes me suspicious of it is that when I launch Activity Monitor to see what ...
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How can I correctly retrieve the PID of a process related to Java using ps aux? and how can I put the headr containing the output column name?

I am not a system administrator (I am a software developer) and I have the following doubt. Performing this command I can see the list of the first 10 process running on my system (correct me if I am ...
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Can I use ProcessExplorer to trace the parameters of future running process?

I would like be able to trace all calls to MSBuild.exe with its parameters. It seems I should be using sysinternals Process Explorer. I'm lost how I can accomplish this or if I should be doing ...
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In a Linux machine (RHEL): How to get information of a killed process?

I need to have more details of a process that was already killed. I have only the process name and I want to find out all the other information such as: PID, Start date, End date, etc Could you please ...
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MacOS: Continuously monitoring network connections of a process

Is there a way to log continuously the connections of a process? Something like: _command_ PID in which _command_ is a command to do this, and PID is the ID of the process. The output I want should ...
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Why do i have so many processes spawned with the same name? [duplicate]

How come so many processes exist with the same name for basically every application on my system? Spotify, Firefox and other apps all do this and sometimes opening a few additional tabs means that my ...
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When a specific new process start -> Set affinity to X number of cpu cores

Long story short: I have tried different approaches to this - There are third party software that allows you to specify that whenever a new process starts (i.e notepad.exe) it should use for example 4 ...
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RtlService.exe leaking handles if explorer not running

I have an odd issue with RtlService - apparently a service that connects Windows to the Realtek network card. I have a Windows 10 IoT machine. When it starts up, it runs an application as a custom ...
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I'm running emule (+shell extension) with files working. if I install linux am I 100% sure to reopen new linux laptop with emule exactly where it was?

I'll use ubuntu as starter distro. I really need to be 100% sure, if you don't know exactly specify it. if you know send evidence or source. would really love that.
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Should I run the training process serially or parallelly?

I have 21 ANN training processes to run. I have four computers in my hand. Three of them are equipped with GPUs (two GPUs each). The computers with GPUs don't allow me to run more than three processes ...
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Stop disk activity of a process without killing the process

Is there a technique or tool that can be used to stop a running process from writing to a drive, but not kill the process. If I have more level of control in that, like selecting which drives the ...
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Q: monitor priority of a process on Windows

We have a quite complex network of individual processes that interact with each other (shared memory, tcp,...). Somehow a couple of them run with "below average" priority but are started as &...
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How to trigger a WIndows task based on a process terminating?

I'd just like to run BleachBit on the command line when my browsers close, to simulate the convenience of certain commercial software I have no interest in having on my computer anymore. It's pretty ...
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How to automate log-off after process ends?

My process is Playnite.DesktopApp.exe. I have set it up as my custom shell, so upon logging into my guest account in windows 10, this is the only process that boots up, nothing else. After the process ...
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How to create a scheduled task in Windows that will detect if an application currently has a system tray (notification area) icon?

I want to create a Windows 7 (64-bit) scheduled task to determine if an application currently has a system tray (AKA notification area) icon. The scheduled task can run a batch file, PowerShell script,...
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Something kills Explorer

On the PC of my customer (MS Windows 10 pro 21H1 fully updated) there is some process that temporarily kills Explorer (the file manager daemon). As well, Explorer restores itself in few seconds. How ...
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Is it possible to see an entire window title?

While surfing to a site within my company, the browser's title seems to be an error message. In the taskbar, I can see the following: TF400813: The user 'e387ba6a-0... While using tasklist /V | ...
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Look up process information from thread ID given in fs_usage on OSX

I am using fs_usage on Mac OSX (man page) to try to debug some issues with a Python script I am developing. (The particulars of the script are not pertinent to this question.) The output of fs_usage ...
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How do I know which process is accessing my hard drive when my Windows 10 was idle?

Many times I leave my Windows 10 idle on my PC, I notice that the HDD led is constantly on, indicating intensive access to the HDD. But when I move the mouse or press any key, the led turns off, ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager (Process tab) not showing VBScripts (i.e. wscript processes)

I'm working on a VBScript to show a msgbox if a system condition is hit (it's running a loop which sleeps after each iteration). The issue: I've noted that, when I run the script, it doesn't actually ...
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How to identify hidden processes with volatility using psxview?

I was learning volatility and in this room in tryhackme they used psxview to find the hidden processes. The assignment was, It's fairly common for malware to attempt to hide itself and the process ...
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Can't kill exe task including cmd handler

Whenever i try to kill the ngrok.exe task (start /B "ngrok" call ngrok.exe tcp 22 -log=stdout > ngrok.log) with taskkill (taskkill /IM ngrok.exe /F) it doesn't work. Apparently i kill the ...
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How to find out what a kworker does?

I have kworker processes, which regularly enters D state. My computer also becomes laggy, which I think may be due to D state kworkers. Usually, these processes run with a command similar to this: ...
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Unkillable process that only solution is to reboot

I have been doing a lot of digging and reading and I cannot for the life of me figure out why this is lingering in my task manager and I am unable to kill it. I read that it could be a kernel error ...
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Is there a way to know what a process is doing on Windows 10?

Windows 10 has a lot of strangely named process running and we don't know exactly what they're doing. For example, the "Runtime Broker.exe" task is described as a process that helps to ...
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In the "details" tab of Task Manager, would all of these details be stored in the process control block (PCB)?

Or would they be stored by Windows in an external location. For example, a short list includes items like: Name, PID, Status, Username, Job object ID, CPU Time, I/O Reads/Writes, (number of) threads ...
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Apache Graceful restart requested every 5 seconds

I have a Debian 9.13 server, updated. In the Apache error log I have this message every 5 seconds: [Tue Oct 19 23:15:07.000842 2021] [core:notice] [pid 7091] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/sbin/apache2' ...
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How to prevent Windows from attempting to save every desktop file operation to a network share

I have a Windows machine that - for some reason - is attempting to perform a file operation on a network share every time I perform one. If I drag a folder across my desktop, refresh it, anything - it ...
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Is it possible to re-enter the process in Linux?

I ran the certbot program to give out a certificate for a domain. During domain verification when the program was running my ssh session with the server crashed. Logging back to the server I wanted to ...
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Can't terminate a task from Task Manager

I'm trying to delete a process that is running on my Windows 10 machine but it's not viewable in Task Manager. The only way I can see the process is using "Tasklist" in a command prompt or ...
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How to suspend a specific thread inside svchost.exe each startup using process hacker

In short... I don't know how to look for TID in command line (cmd) and use that result and insert it with in another command to suspend the thread!, I know the command of suspend (process hacker) ...
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How to stop process from hogging port 8080?

I am trying to use port 8080, but there is a process that keeps using it, and whenever I kill it, another one takes its place. Here is the result of sudo netstat -naptu | grep 8080 tcp 0 0 ...
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Can't kill a process - gives "access denied" error despite I'm administrator and properties show I have permissions

In Windows 10, I have installed WPS Office (of Kingsoft). Then I tried to uninstall WPS Office but it says "wpspdf.exe" is running. I restarted the PC but still the same error. What I tried: ...
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How can I free the port 1701 which is locked by System?

Environment: Window form application, C#, Windows 10. Hi, I wrote a window form application. This application will try to connect to L2TP VPN server by rasdial.exe via Process class. The problem is ...
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Run New-PSSession within Powershell Process (user logged off) from task manager

sorry if someone already asked this... We're currently setting up some scripts for managing docker container. Because we want our colleagues to submit an application for creating a container we need ...
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get a process's private environment variables in Windows using powershell

I have a process (testxx) running on my Database. Every time a user connects with the database the process will start separate session for. All processes include a private environment variable(Client-...
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In Windows, how can I termiante an application if I can't get the task manager to the foreground?

Basically the question is what is the Windows equivalent to Linux' changing tty, login in and killing processes from there? Situation: Once in a while I switch back to Windows to play games when there ...
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Git for Windows leaking processes under WSL

I work in Debian under WSL2, but because my project files live in the Windows filesystem, I've been using Git for Windows through the WSL interop with a shell function like this: git() { case &...
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Why my processes are connecting to 3rd party software website [duplicate]

After installing the process hacker I noticed that in-network section most of the processes is connecting to a 3rd party software called "partitionwizard" both of the local and remote ...
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Taskkilling the process if it's open more than 3 hours

I want to check for all processes and kill them if they are open more then 3 hours to limit screen time for a specific app(chrome) how can I do it in batch?
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