start and stop a process in task manager

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    start and stop a process in task manager

    Code:
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <time.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
        
        int Enter;
        cout<< "please press enter to continue:  "<<endl;
        system("STOP explorer.exe");
        cout<<"note! you are not infected with a virus yet, but you have to press enter again, else your screen will disappear forever"<<endl;
        cin>> Enter;
        if (Enter == VK_RETURN);
           {
           system("START explorer.exe");
           cout<< "fortunately you listened to me, else, your monitor will disappear forever"<<endl;
           }
        
        
        
        
        cin.get();
        return EXIT_SUCCESS;
    }

    why i cant stop the explorer.exe process in the task manager? thanks

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    Because you have no idea how anything with this works. Either learn it for real or give it up.

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    i dont understand what you mean... i am learning c++, and i coded this.

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    Yes, and it's random garbage. It doesn't work, it does nothing useful, and if you think you can just simply pass in a stop and start command via system() to imprison explorer.exe and Windows will let you hold a system hostage, I think you have a long way to go.

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    To force a process (be it a running instance of explorer.exe or anything else) to terminates on Windows, you would need to get the ID of the process (pid), then get an handle to the process with the PROCESS_TERMINATE access right, then make a call to TerminateProcess. Something like this.

    But if you want my advice, you should try something else. Making direct call to the operating system is usually not trivial for newcomers. Plus, it's always useful to have basic knowledge of how operating system work in these cases. And of course, if you don't know the language (C/C++ in this case), you should forget it.

    EDIT: Haha, seeing the other threads you started on this forum, just forget it completely. You have a really long way to go.
    Last edited by foxman; 07-21-2008 at 12:56 PM.
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    Why the hell are you attempting to build a virus application ( if that is the intention )
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    Wow, not only ignorant, but also in direct violation of the forum rules.
    All the buzzt!
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