process

Mon
19
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Uninstall, Reinstall ScreenConnect Server (Mono Out of Memory Error)

Infopackets Reader Steve V. writes: " Dear Dennis, I came across your post on screenconnect.com, entitled ' Mono eating too much memory (Linux) ' and am having the same issue. It seems that ScreenConnect is uncontrollably eating memory - for ... example, when I click on client previews, the mono process eats 300mb+ of RAM and will continue to do so for each click. Surely this is not right! At this point I receive 'Internal error' on my ScreenConnect browser control panel (where I can view my clients). Ultimately, /var/log/messages reports 'Out of memory: Kill process xxxx (mono) score xxx or ... (view more)

Tue
04
Oct
John Lister's picture

8 Tools that can Help Keep Your PC Secure

At Infopackets we're often asked to recommend security software and tools or give our opinion on specific products. While every product has its pros and cons, as the old saying goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. With that in mind, I ... thought I'd run down the actual tools I use in my day to day life rather than when we're testing out products. That means trying to find the balance of staying protected without taking up too much time and attention or computing resources. Permanent My main anti-virus software is Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7. It's ... (view more)

Mon
11
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

How to Fix: Svchost.exe High CPU Usage

How to Fix: Svchost.exe High CPU Usage Infopackets Reader Ben J. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my machine, and from the get-go the machine is very slow to use. I ran Windows Task Manager to see what is going on, and the ... svchost.exe process is consuming 50% of my CPU. I have disabled the sleep mode on my computer and let svchost run for a few days, but nothing has come of it - it's still causing high CPU usage. I should also mention that I have not yet received any Windows Updates on my computer for the last week. What is causing the svchost process to run at high CPU ... (view more)

Wed
29
Jul
John Lister's picture

Microsoft Program Adapted to Predict Stem Cell Outcome

Software developed to hunt down bugs in programs for Windows has been adapted for stem cell research. Though the two tasks sound nothing alike, they both involve calculating the link between cause and effect. New Scientist reports that the software ... is known as the Reasoning Engine for Interaction Networks, or RE:IN. It's been made available through Microsoft's research unit to several scientists who specialize in stem cells. (Source: newscientist.com ) A stem cell is effectively the blank slate of cells in mammals. As well as dividing to produce more stem cells (meaning that the body ... (view more)

Fri
07
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Best Way to Reinstall Windows, User Data, Patches?

Infopackets Reader 'rseal54' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a 6 year old Gateway computer with Windows Vista operating system and Service Pack 2 installed. I have a question regarding reinstalling Windows; I want to save all my data and installed ... programs to an external hard drive, then do a clean reinstall of the operating system. Is it possible to reinstall Vista with all the latest updates [automatically applied during the reinstall without using Windows Update]? Also, how do I get back all the items that were saved on the external hard drive? " My Response: That's an ... (view more)

Thu
30
Oct
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Most Users Don't Use Windows Update Properly: Report

A new report suggests that many users who use the Windows Update feature to automatically download and install the latest security patches from Microsoft do not have an up-to-date operating system. Windows Update gives users two options: manual and ... automatic updates. With the manual option, users must initiate security downloads themselves, which can be carried out when it's most convenient. On the other hand, the automatic option alerts users to necessary updates and begins the download and installation process without requiring user input. Most Windows Users Delay Automatic Updates The ... (view more)

Wed
12
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'Microsoft Process Monitor 3.05', and 'Volumouse 2.0'

Microsoft Process Monitor 3.05 Looking for an advanced process monitoring tool for Microsoft's Windows operating system? Then look no further. This tool shows you real-time information about your system, including registry activity. It provides you ... with a range of uniquely powerful features. http://technet.microsoft.com Volumouse 2.0 As the name suggests, this tool is designed to help you control your computer volume using only your mouse. Once installed, this program allows you to set the volume simply by rolling the wheel of your favorite mouse. There are a wide range of customization ... (view more)

Mon
11
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

'Microsoft Process Explorer 15.3', and 'Google Chrome 25.0.1364.68 Beta'

Microsoft Process Explorer 15.3 Microsoft's very own Process Explorer is designed to help you figure out exactly what's running on your system. It displays information in two sub-windows -- one shows active processes, while the other is highly ... customizable. Use this application to keep tabs on your PC! http://technet.microsoft.com Google Chrome 25.0.1364.68 Beta Google Chrome is a fast, safe, and absolutely free web browser. It's available for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP. Click below to try out the brand new beta version of edition 25. http://www.google.com This ... (view more)

Thu
07
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Downgrade Windows 8: What You Need to Know

In recent weeks we've received quite a few emails asking this pressing question: "Dear Infopackets, I recently bought a new Windows 8 computer and I've just about had enough with it. I'm sure some people love the system, but I find it too confusing. ... I can't afford to replace the computer, so is it possible for me to run Windows 7 on it, instead of Windows 8? George H." My response: Yes, George. The short answer is that you can retrofit a Windows 8 computer with Windows 7. But the process can be a lot of a hassle. Please read through all of our instructions before you decide whether ... (view more)

Fri
28
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8: How to Move Files From a Windows 7 PC

This question recently came to us from several readers, including one in Colorado: "Hello Infopackets team, I recently purchased a Windows 8 PC and want to move my files from my old computer -- a Windows 7 machine -- to the new one. Since you seem ... to know so much about Windows, I thought I'd ask you for the best way to do that. Thanks very much, Mona S." My Response: When buying a new PC, transferring files from our old computer is one of the first things we think to do. Thankfully, the process has now become really straightforward. Using Windows Easy Transfer Begin by going to the desktop on ... (view more)

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