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Looking For Process Monitor

by JamesJoey123 / February 25, 2013 3:45 AM PST

I'm looking for a decent Windows process manager that will record programs or processes opening and closing and what time the event(s) occurred.
Haven't had any luck though.

James

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Find it you have.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 4:18 AM PST
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Looking For Process Monitor
by JamesJoey123 / February 25, 2013 7:18 AM PST
In reply to: Find it you have.

Anything a bit less cryptic?
I want to monitor a process (COM Surrogate) that is under "Background processes" in Windows 8 Task Manager. I want to find out what triggers it.
But I see nothing by that name in Process Monitor program that I downloaded.

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Here's a nugget about that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 7:39 AM PST

A process name does not have to match the file name and in this OS you have no accountability that App1 launched App2.

I don't know how much background you have in programming or the Windows OS design but it appears I upset those that dive a little too deep too fast. That is, I can't hold a class on Windows Internals but there are books and more about that if you want.

However since you have a problem, why not toss that up for the forum to comment on?
Bob

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Programming??
by JamesJoey123 / February 25, 2013 9:12 AM PST

I have enough problems trying to code in Access. It's like shooting pool with a rope.
It's not really a problem.
I have an sound assigned to the Windows Open event and something is triggering it every hlf hour or so. And it appears as COM Surrogate in Task Manager.

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Sounds normal to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 9:18 AM PST
In reply to: Programming??

Windows launches apps on its own to do a lot of little things. As your topic question is covered, you may want to start a discussion about this issue.
Bob

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Thanks
by JamesJoey123 / February 25, 2013 10:18 AM PST
In reply to: Sounds normal to me.

Thanks much,
James

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I'm guessing this is the COM SURROGATE talk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2013 7:45 AM PST
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