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How to see the commands that are executed by a silent cmd.exe

The cmd.exe process is taking up resources on a server, I would like to see what it is running. How can I do it? Task Manager
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Firefox Portable : "Another instance [...] is already running" but taskkill says there is no running instance

I wanted to change the folder from which I run FireFoxPortable, but now I get this when trying to open Firefox : "Another instance of Firefox is already running." But when I run taskkill : ...
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If one user kills a process in task manager in remote desktop can the admin user find out which user has killed the process

If a process is ended by a user in remote desktop by one user can the admin user find out which user has killed that task.
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Why is my computer slow (usually on startup) even though Task Manager doesn't show anything terrible?

For the past few months, my computer has been running slow on startup. This only happens every now and then, and it seems completely random. It sometimes goes away for a week or two, but then comes ...
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Task Scheduler: Task Never Reaches Completion despite finishing all its jobs

Running a batch file through the Task Scheduler Its running fine, completes everything expected Then continues to run without end for no reason Batch File contains: -> "C:{PATH}\bin\runapp.cmd&...
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Why does ethernet and wifi show the same graph in task manager?

In my work laptop, I am using VPN and when I open Task Manager in Windows, Ethernet and Wifi show the same graph. I am only connected to wifi and have no ethernet cable attached to it. I was wondering ...
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Windows 11 high CPU usage on window resizing

I opened Task Manager. When I put the mouse in its window's border and resize the window rapidly, make it bigger then make it smaller and doing this continuously for a few seconds, strangely CPU usage ...
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Task manager showing absurdly high network throughput in VM

I've got an instance of Windows 10 running in a KVM instance and the task manager in it shows ridiculously high total network throughput (150-900 Gbps upload and download on a 1Gbps link) has anyone ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager, select Process, right-click > Properties does nothing

So when I select a process in the task manager, right-click and choose "Properties", nothing happens ... to what could this be due ? More info : this only happens to the processes of an ...
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Why would Task Manager show Windows Camera Frame Service under an app that doesn't use a camera?

Task Manager shows "Windows Camera Frame Service" active under an app. But the app doesn't use the camera for anything. Indeed, the app is an intellectual property app that, were it known ...
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How to eliminate all Total AV files / running in task manager as amsprotectedservice / antimalware SDK protected services / end task is denied

Running Windows 10. Total AV antimalware --- How to completely eliminate program and all residual files. I removed via uninstall however aspects of the program still remain and are showing as running ...
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How to change logical processor view in Task Manager? Windows 10

Does anyone know a way that I can set my 10 core / 20 thread CPU to be displayed like the heat map graph in the image? I see online apparently there is little to no documentation on this change in ...
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Windows Task Manager Memory resource values in percents and values do not match

I have 8GB RAM in my Windows 11 PC. The screenshot below shows that chrome is using about 800MB of RAM which is around 10% of the total RAM installed (800MB is around 10% of 8GB). But after I right ...
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High CPU system process usage Windows 10 when idle - ntoskrnl.exe !SeAccessCheckWith Hint+0x1c790

I have a 24 core Threadripper and noticed that under Task Manager that the System process was consuming 50% of CPU and was running slow. I then went and installed the latest Windows 10 update and it ...
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Only half my ram appears to be usable despite being recognized

I've been having issues with ram usage and noticed it is much higher than expected. I looked closer into the values and it doesn't seem to add up to the correct percentage for the amount of ram I have....
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How to get which folders are currently open in explorer?

The folders which are open are shown in taskmanager. Perhaps there is a way to access this information with batch or powershell or third party command-line? I have also enabled the Restore previous ...
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Task manager disk performance: MB/s or MiB/s?

Does the Windows Task Manager display the disk throughput numbers in MB/s (1000-based) or MiB/s (1024-based)?
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why is my svchost.exe taking so much cpu usage while i dont have task manager open?

click hereso when i got this 226,18 dollar pc everything went good (windows 10) then i wanted to install windows 11 because i heard that its for gaming better than windows 10. after i installed it ...
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Autorun program hidden from Task Manager

Is there are way to Autorun an executable on Windows at system startup, using the registry, or anything else which hides the start entry from the Task Manager?
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Windows 10 - How can I figure out which software is allocating how much RAM

In the task manager under the "performance" tab it says that 24,7 GB of my 32 GB are in use. So I tried to figure out, what is using all this RAM. On the tab "user" it says only 2....
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RAM usage way higher than Task Manager list can explain on Windows 10

I recently upgraded my RAM modules from 16GB total to 64GB total. Before, when I for example trained a deep learning model in python with 2 chrome tabs open, it used 4-6GB RAM and the RAM usage in ...
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Choose which devices to show in Task Manager Performace tab

Since I installed VMware Workstation 16 Player, it added 2 "devices" to the task manager Performance tab: VMware Network Adapter VMnet1 and VMware Network Adapter VMnet8. They don't give me ...
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Taskkill can't end process but taskmanager can [closed]

I recently found out something interesting: I can't kill tasks with taskkill but the Task-Manager kills them. I can end the process with the task manager just fine, but when I try it with taskkill, it ...
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Some keys stop working, and it's not my keyboard

The keys 1/2/3/4 stop working randomly. It's not a keyboard problem, because if I change my keyboard, the problem persists. The problem fixes spontaneously, or after I restart the PC. It's always the ...
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The task manager is completely crazy. The math doesnt even add up to the complete CPU or CPU usage

As you can see, the math doesn't even add up to the actual usage This has been happening ever since I have been using my monitor on my laptop. Please do help.
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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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Google Chrome: 20+ headless instances with 1-2 tabs open?

Why do I have 20+ instances of Google Chrome running on my machine when I have one or two tabs open? What can I do about it? My fan goes wild and then the system reboots unless I shut down all of ...
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Task Scheduler does not run assigned tasks

I have a task being scheduled in the task scheduler to run once everyday. The task is just to run a Python script for a software that needs to be triggered every day. Recently, for debugging purposes, ...
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Can't scroll in Windows 10 task manager

Whenever I open the task manager, as normally there are a lot of background processes, so I should scroll down with the mouse wheel to see all of them. Well... turns out I can't scroll, in every tab I'...
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Why doesn't sum of of the values in the commit size in the processes view match the commit size in the performance view in the Windows Task Manager?

Commit Size in the Processes view: Commit size in the Performance view: Why doesn't sum of of the values in the Commit Size in the Processes view match the commit size in the Performance view in the ...
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How does the Windows Task Manager compute the link speed for each network adapter?

The Windows Task Manager shows the link speed for each network adapter? Sometimes the link speed oscillates (between 130 and 144 Mbps in the example below, where the network adapter is a USB WiFi ...
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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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100% cpu usage until the task manager is turned on

The issue is, when my task manager is not running, the cpu usage shown in the Armoury crate software maintains 90 to 100 percent and the temperature goes upto 90degrees even when the laptop is in idle ...
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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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Toshiba Service Station popup on every boot

I have a Toshiba Dynabook (bought in Japan, but I run it in English). Recently, every time I boot I get the following alert: The Auto Check feature of TOSHIBA Service Station has expired. You may ...
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Nonexistent file path in Task Manager

While browsing through the start-up tab in Task Manager I came across an entry called "Program" with no icon, supposedly located at "C:\Program" Files (x86\FKL\emsvc.exe. Searching ...
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Internet freezes ended by opening task manager on Windows 10

I have observed a peculiar problem with my internet connection/the operating system. Because we are building a home and I am at the construction site very often and for long, I have taken my Windows ...
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rename command prompt in task manager process list

Is there a way to rename my command prompt that shows up in task manager process list? I want to be able to somehow check if an interactive command prompt is running and if not send out an email.
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Pressing Alt+Tab causes Microsoft Edge's to switch into tab rather than app

tl;dr Sometimes when I hit Left Alt+Tab in Microsoft Edge, I am switching to another tab (like I'd press Ctrl+Tab) instead of switching to some other app in Windows 10. This is terribly annoying and ...
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Microsoft IIS spawns many fastcgi php processes while pressing F5 for refreshing site

We use a IIS 8.5.9600.16384 with fast-cgi and PHP 7.3.4 64bit in a larger productive environment. Now we locate a problem with the fast cgi processes in the task manager. Normally the IIS spawns 5-6 ...
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CPU being used up by some background process

I have a fairly new windows 10 laptop that I've been using, and today it was running very slowly. I opened up my task manager and found these background processes that are collectively taking up ...
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How do I remove an unknown program from Startup tab of the Task Manager?

I have an entry that simply says "Program" with no file location or details about what made this entry into my Startup items in Task Manager. I had followed the advice in another superuser ...
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Task Manager Not Showing Up when Minimized when Started with the Task Scheduler

Apologies for not phrasing my title like a question. Why is the Task Manager not Showing Up In the Taskbar Icons to the Right when Started with the Task Scheduler and Minimized with the "Hide ...
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Why the Task Manager automatically does not start from the Startup folder at user log on?

I want the Task Manager to be able start automatically each time when user login to the Windows. The following article describes how to Add an app to run automatically at startup in Windows 10: ...
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Extremely high memory usage on Desktop Window Manager

My desktop window manager is just taking too much memory for no reason. I was playing a game that had pretty average memory usage for a game (Apex Legends - 2000MB ish) before editing a word document ...
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Unnamed process in Task Manager

I have a question ... When I enter the Task Manager, I notice that there are unnamed processes running. After going into details of this process, I notice that it is the legitimate Windows process ...
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Is there a tool to see task manager that is historical? How do I investigate?

My task manager shows 100% CPU usage. It doesn't show what programs are running. I tried to take screenshot and nothing is shown. So I wait while playing games. After a while I got this It was empty ...
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Reorder Windows Task Manager Performance Tab Items

Is it possible to re-order the items listed in the Performance Tab in Windows Task Manager? Such as moving the "WiFi" item up to the top? Saw a similar post with no responses. Ordering Task ...
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Missing memory usage on processes list

Current memory used based on Task Manager processes list is around 2gb since google chrome is the most memory hungry on the list. But on performance tab, I've been using 7gb. Is there something or ...
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Task manager shows RAM is full but with what? Numbers don't add up [duplicate]

There's 16 GB RAM and Task Manager shows it as full. The other tab where I can see the breakdown of what's taking the space doesn't show it. What is taking all this space and how can I actually see it?...
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