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What is a Background Process?

A background process is a computer software program or utility that executes or works without user intervention or interface. Typical tasks for these processes include logging system events, system monitoring, scheduling tasks, and user notifications. On a Windows system, this term may be used to either refer to a computer program that does not create a user interface, or a Windows service. The former are started just as any other program is started, usually during intial startup of the operating system. Windows services, on the other hand, are started by Service Control Manager. In Windows Vista and later, they are run in a separate session. There is no limit on how much a system service or background process can use of your system resources.

Coming in 2017...Please check back often.

What is a Background Process?

A background process is a computer software program or utility that executes or works without user intervention or interface. Typical tasks for these processes include logging system events, system monitoring, scheduling tasks, and user notifications. On a Windows system, this term may be used to either refer to a computer program that does not create a user interface, or a Windows service. The former are started just as any other program is started, usually during intial startup of the operating system. Windows services, on the other hand, are started by Service Control Manager. In Windows Vista and later, they are run in a separate session. There is no limit on how much a system service or background process can use of your system resources.

How does pcFocusTracker help?

pcFocusTracker is a lean utility that monitors background processes on your Windows PC which may access your keyboard, mouse or other system resource and lock up your system, prohibiting you from working on your PC until the process finishes. Through it's intuitive interface pcFocusTracker, will monitor these occurances and notify you of such an occurance. Now, you can't shut all these processes down, but for the pesky ones, (those that access control for more than 3 seconds) they are flagged as issues and pcFocusTracker will alert you and offer options to alleviate the issue.

Why is this necessary and how does this happen?

Well, many Windows programs have utilities that perform a job or task in the background, while you are working in a main component of the program. You never see these, they just work behind the scenes until the program dictates it's necessary to access and tie up your resources.

Which one is it?

Hard to say exactly, because there are anywhere from 40 to 120 processes continously working in the background at any given time. pcFocusTracker monitors and alerts you as to which process is currently accessing an substantial amount of your system resources and displays an interface that allows you to shut these processes down, if they are not currently necessary, or prioritize them so as to allow you to continue working without any further interuptions in performance.
How does pcFocusTracker help?

pcFocusTracker is a lean utility that monitors background processes on your Windows PC which may access your keyboard, mouse or other system resource and lock up your system, prohibiting you from working on your PC until the process finishes. Through it's intuitive interface pcFocusTracker, will monitor these occurances and notify you of such an occurance. Now, you can't shut all these processes down, but for the pesky ones, (those that access control for more than 3 seconds) they are flagged as issues and pcFocusTracker will alert you and offer options to alleviate the issue.

Why is this necessary and how does this happen?

Well, many Windows programs have utilities that perform a job or task in the background, while you are working in a main component of the program. You never see these, they just work behind the scenes until the program dictates it's necessary to access and tie up your resources.

Which one is it?

Hard to say exactly, because there are anywhere from 40 to 120 processes continously working in the background at any given time. pcFocusTracker monitors and alerts you as to which process is currently accessing an substantial amount of your system resources and displays an interface that allows you to shut these processes down, if they are not currently necessary, or prioritize them so as to allow you to continue working without any further interuptions in performance.