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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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Skype still receiving calls after terminating process

Skype on Windows 10 will still receive incoming calls even after terminating the process. There are no services to disable under the names 'Skype' or 'Microsoft Skype'. How can I prevent Skype from ...
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Any explorer.exe argument to open windows explorer at specific position(top,left) and size(width,height)?

I need to set Windows Explorer instances in a specific positioning and size. I was hoping to accomplish that by passing arguments to the executable at opening. However I didn't find anything related ...
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Is there a way to block a process from starting on the mac?

I'm trying to block the process nsurlsessiond from starting/or accessing the web when I'm on a certain network. It's always trying to access a destination forbidden by the proxy - which ends up with ...
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how find process details in Linux by <process_name> ? [closed]

I'm wondering how retrieve some process details ° like port used ° using process name, if someone has the response, would be great.
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Keep exe process in memory and its DLLs to load faster

Can I keep an entire process of a third party engine in memory in my VM? right now it has a big overhead when it loads its DLLs that I'd like to minimize. I am running Windows Server 2016. My case ...
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Program goes to infinite loop,Need solution [closed]

#define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500 // define needed to use GetConsoleWindow() function #include <windows.h> #include <TlHelp32.h> #include <string.h> int main() { BOOL is_running = 0; ...
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Is there a Windows program for loading child process images with redirected stdout/stderr?

I have a program that has stdout and stderr available, so it can and does write important output on these channels. You only see this output when you e.g. launch it from a Windows console window, ...
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Silent Process Exit: process '?' was terminated by the process 'C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe' with termination code 1067

We have a serious issue with a C# application being terminated silently at random and infrequent points in time on a Windows 10 32-bit installation. E.g. it might be a month between occurrences. Or ...
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Extra CPU usage by Windows 10

I've have been using windows for such a long time but having a doubt that why would cpu be used even during idle . Please check the screenshot How could be that be possible only one user is logged ...
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slab memory is too large

I'm running the server for test WAS in container. Server has 40 cpu cores and 96GB Memoy. I ran WAS in containers several days and find out too large slab memory size. So stopped all WAS. But Slab isn'...
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How to tell which processes was created by a specific file?

For example, ProcessActivityView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/process_activity_view.html) creates a summary of all files and folders that the selected process tries to access. Conversely, I would ...
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Storage array cant be pinged from the server

Built a storage array with windows 10, its on the same network as my server and wipestations. i can ping the server from the storage array but i cant ping the storage array from the server without ...
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Unknown vmware related processes in Linux (Ubuntu)

The image below depicts a part of my htop output. I was wandering what are these VMWare processes are. I have both VMWare workstation and player installed; Is it ok if I kill them and how can I ...
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Why Unix child processes inherit [most] parent process attributes

Learning about how Unix processes work, and noticed that child processes inherit most of the attributes (including file descriptors) from the parent process. I also just learned about exec and how it ...
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The “memory available” that an Operating System tells child processes

I'm wondering about how operating systems let child processes know how much available memory there is. Say the whole computer has 1GB RAM memory built in. The operating runs and uses 100MB (I have no ...
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OpenVZ container runs with only 3 processes

I upgraded a Debian 6 OpenVZ container that contains a web application to Debian 8. Everything worked great. Today I rebooted the container and it only starts with 3 NPROCs: I can access the ...
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vmnat.exe downloading too much data without any internet activity in virtual machine. How to stop it?

I am having a metered connection, recently I noticed by going in resource monitor that vmnat.exe is downloading much data. I do not want to disable this service because I use VMware on the system but ...
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Cannot open new tab from command line anymore with Firefox 61

Recently switched to Firefox 61, any attempt to open a new tab from the command line with firefox http://pretty.much/anything hangs.. then fails with the "Firefox is already running but is not ...
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How to detect which process has a file locked in Windows? [duplicate]

Sometimes, while trying to edit a file, the editor says "cannot write to file because is taken by another process". So, is there a tool which takes an input a file name (with its path) and tells which ...
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App Runs as Background Process Instead of as an App

I have successfully installed and run a screen share app on both of my desktops. But, on my laptop, when I open the app, it runs as a background process instead of as an app (as seen in Task Manager). ...
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On a multi-core Windows PC, why does a single process only occasionally use all cores?

For years, I had the impression that a single process can only use at most one core of the CPU, but recently I found two examples where a single process used all the cores of a multi-core Windows ...
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Windows 7: Why is there a Task Manager CPU usage discrepancy?

On a Windows 7 computer, Task Manager shows 0 CPU being used by each process in the Processes tab. Yet in the Performance tab, CPU Usage and CPU Usage History both show use over 20%. Why is there a ...
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Force a Process to Raise its Priority via PowerShell - VirtualBox Guest

I know in VirtualBox's GUI you can allocate system resources to your VBox guests, but when attempting to raise the priority level of the process it throws an Access is Denied error. My steps: $a = ...
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Windows 10: What is the process lifecycle in the face of logoffs, switching users, and power state changes (sleep, hibernate)?

I have a program operation that is initiated when a user is logged on, but it is long-running and non-interactive in nature, and could be completed in the background. I'm confused by the process ...
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Is there a way to find out what kind of registry value was queried in Process Monitor?

NAME NOT FOUND is showing in the results-column of Process Monitor, so I was going to create the value myself. But I don't know if it's a Binary, String or, let's say, DWORD that's been tried to ...
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Does CPU utilization refers also to time of handling system calls?

Assume I want to calculate the CPU utilization of a process, which reads and write to a file. In order to read and write, the process must use system calls. This means there will be time when the ...
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How to determine which process is causing foreground window to lose focus? [duplicate]

When working in a foreground application in Windows 7, sometimes it will suddenly lose focus. There is no other visible application gaining focus. Whatever I type, however, no longer appears in the ...
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How to stop Windows 10 from suspending a particular application (RStudio)

First off, I wasn't sure if this was a question better suited to Super User or one of the other communities like Cross Validated, so please let me know if this is in the wrong place. I'm having an ...
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Print out data was not similar with input and would like to remove some of the data in the content

I want to try print all the content in .txt input file to process some data but i was facing some problem as the content print out was not tally. May i know why it was like that? Thanks everyone. I ...
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Windows 7/10 command line show running Applications/windows

I know the command tasklist is able to show running processes. What I want the command line to show only running applications. Is there such a command on Windows or is there a way to get this list ...
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How can a batch lower the priority ONLY of the cmd that runs it?

I have a batch that runs a series of commands that will be long and CPU intensive. I don't mind when it will be finished so I would prefer it to use only idle CPU cycles. If I set the priority of the ...
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Kill process at absolute time

I wish to run a command for the longest period possible and kill it at a certain absolute time (if it is still running), something like: killat "2018-06-09_23:55" ./myscript.bash The resources I've ...
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“Outlook is closing” in Notification Tray - Can't reopen without killing the process

I have received a few notes that outlook isn't closing properly and only after a reboot it is possible to re-open outlook. A day after, I noticed the same thing on my computer. So basically, what I ...
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Find all window titles of application through command line

In Windows if I want to list all instances (and window titles) of a given application from the command line I run this command: tasklist /fi "IMAGENAME eq notepad.exe" /v However I can't do the same ...
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how to compute how much memory a process is using?

I would like to know, how much cumulative memory a process is using? I am analyzing my system's performance during a large copy operation. In that, I am targeting few processes. I want to calculate ...
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How to create a tree structure in comand line that displays only the background processes/jobs

I want to know how can I create a process tree structure that displays only background processes. I've tried with pstree, but I'm not sure I can specify this condition for pstree; I think it's a bit ...
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lots of /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL process but there's no file in that path

I'm having issue with 100% CPU usage caused by suspicious processes. One of them is /usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -DSSL, and running as www-data user process. But what's interesting is there's no ...
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Do we have any scope to kill a command if it runs more than 2 secs

Do we have any scope to kill a command if it runs more than 2 secs in batch scripting? I have tried ptime but it was just showing how much time that a process will take to run. Example: If I wanted ...
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MsMpEng.exe just ran alongside another process named “0day.exe” (or something similar) [duplicate]

OS: Win 7 x64 Ultimate Just after waking up my computer from sleep and hearing the HDD being accessed repeatedly a few hours later (disk access sounds, 2 seconds of silence, repeat for about 10 ...
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Camera process running in the background?

While trying to fix another problem in netstat -anp, I noticed something like this: unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 8421 417/arc_camera_serv /run/camera/camera.sock Yesterday when I found ...
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svchost relativley high usage after some time

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. sometimes (not always), after about 3-4 minutes that I don't use the computer, I hear the sound of the cpu fan (CPU: 4790K -not overclocked , fan: Deepcool 120mm liquid ...
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How to automatically close the ssh-agent along with closing Cygwin?

I am on Windows 10 Pro. I have added the following lines to my Cygwin (fully up-to-date) ~/.bashrc file: eval $(ssh-agent) > /dev/null ssh-add > /dev/null 2>&1 in order for me not to ...
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How to stop a rogue Linux process from ever starting up again

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, with Apache2 and PHP 5.6. I'm trying to find the source of a process that has been plaguing one of my servers. I can see the process in "top", it's run by the ...
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Can't kill process, or access the folder in which the process is running from (Win 7)

I have a process (more specifically, multiple processes with the exact same name) running that I cannot kill no matter what I try. The reason I am asking this question here even though I know it's ...
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On macOS how to close (kill) all terminal processes(windows)?

Using macOS sierra, i am searching for a command with which i can close/kill all opened terminal windows (processes). Also it should killing all processes opened by this terminals... Why pkill ...
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How to measure the approx completion time of a process at its start time?

I am running an R process using R shiny as the front end. My process takes a long time approx 1 hour to complete. But in order to show the progress notification bar, I need approx time to show. I am ...
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Powershell how to get a list of running processes and run them through the MD5 algorithm [closed]

Hi i need to be able to get a list of every process running on my windows 10 and run them through the MD5 algorithm. Is there a way to do this automatically in powershell? Any help is very much ...
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How to manage a systemd service which needs multiple processes?

I have a website which requires several processes to be running (python, node, etc). I currently have a systemd service created so I can easily start and stop those processes. I created a start script ...
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Startup Programs from Regedit “Entries” don't work

Instead of spending time typing a password, pin, etc. I used netplwiz to remove the password of my windows (10) username and since then the apps that were being launched at startup like Skype, ...
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What is the address in Process monitor

Under Process Monitor, if we pick up specific process then choose its property, under event properties, the process tab shows address for each individual library file and what do these addresses refer ...