Memory Eating - Dangerous?

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    Ah, I understand... This means a program can run without actually being a "process" ? I mean, if the console is destroyed, how can it still change computer memory ?

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    Huh?

    A program can't run without being a process. A process is the OS-internal representation of an instance of the program.

    But it doesn't need a console to change memory. The console hiding is just so that the evil little proggy isn't in plain view of the user.
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    Presumably is analogous to a Windows program not drawing a window and not having a system tray icon, thus being visible only in task manager.
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    So if I understand, FreeConsole() only hides the console, but it's still listed in the Task Manager ?
    Thanks for your replies by the way

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    Correct.
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    almost correct.
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    any version of windows with the process viewer included in the task manages can see the process. for say... win98 you have to use a process viewer. right?

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    if you have no console/window then it will not show up the the task manager.
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    I meant the process viewer by task manager. A mistake due to my German Windows.
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    Thank you for your replies, I'm all good on that now

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    if you have no console/window then it will not show up the the task manager.
    The Task Manager is the program in which you can view Tasks as well as Processes among other things. It WILL show up in the task manager, just under processes, not tasks.
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