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    Dangerous information

    Given the recent events in computerdom............

    Threads relating to obvious things like shutting down the system from a 'well-behaved' Windows program should probably be avoided.

    How to shutdown (or Restart) a pc with C++

    Coincedence?


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    Given the recent events in computerdom............
    What events are you referring to?

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    The new computer worm that shut down the factory where I work and has also shut down several other systems.

    The worm reboots the system after a certain time has past - then reboots again and again and so on and so on.

    It only works under Win2K so far - which leads me to believe they might be doing a jmp FFFF:0000 under the DOS shell and rebooting that way - or they are simply gaining the privilege to reboot the system and doing so. Think about it.....the only hard part is getting the worm to propogate - rebooting the system is cake - Windows will let you do that with no problem. So once you can get your code on the system and run it - wallah - you've got a really bad worm.

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    ...who's signature is probably already matched by all the leading virus scanners...
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    Aren't the programs which are supposed to auto run on startup simply remembered through keys in some folder? Would it be possible to delete the keys for the popular spyware/virus programs?

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    Bear in mind that MSDN tells you how to programmatically shutdown/reboot a computer anyway, it's just more of a challenge to read.

    Eh, maybe they should work for their code.

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    There is no dangerous knowledge... only dangerous people.

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    ...who's signature is probably already matched by all the leading virus scanners...
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    not if its anything 133+...

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    Aren't the programs which are supposed to auto run on startup simply remembered through keys in some folder? Would it be possible to delete the keys for the popular spyware/virus programs?
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    nope... there are about 5 bajillion ways to make something run at start-up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Coincedence?
    What do you mean? Can you please elaborate on your first post?
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    ExitWindows() doesn't kill computers, computers kill computers
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Aren't the programs which are supposed to auto run on startup simply remembered through keys in some folder? Would it be possible to delete the keys for the popular spyware/virus programs?
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    nope... there are about 5 bajillion ways to make something run at start-up...
    A bunch of different keys in the registry, the startup folder...

    You could go through them all by hand if you really wanted to. Just google it, should be able to find which ones.

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    yep... thats why virsus/trojans/worms are easy to keep from starting up on windows...
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    I'm sure ExitWindows() is common knowledge.

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