I'm trying to deal with a zombie problem. Every process I load in Windows 8 sticks around as a zombie.
A couple notes: a restart works, but takes a while. It's a solution, but not my favorite. Zombie processes in my case fill up 16k in the page table and 4k in private memory. All the information I've managed to collect come from
Rammap, a system utility.
Rammap I see a variety of processes:
wuauclt.exe wsqmcons.exe WSHost.exe WOTLauncher.exe WorldOfTanks.exe WmiPrvSE.exe WLMerger.exe wemgr.exe ...
Big problems are PING.EXE and conhost.exe
This problem forces me to restart my computer once a day to play games at all, and it's quite aggravating. (the games are spawning many PINGs and conhosts)
How can I find out what process(es) to kill in order to get rid of the zombie processes?