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    Question quickie...

    Is it possible to make a person have to enter in a password on a certain program on my computer? not just to get on my computer but say he was to open.... Windows Media Player... is it possible to put a password on that program through C++?
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    anything is possible.
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    nice... in that case.... my next goal in C++ is to be able to do such a thing without the help of a text book.... or just without any help at all.... thank you

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    I answered your question. I let you know that anything is possible in the realm of computer science.. why do you give me negative feedback..??
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    a negative feed back? I didn't give you a negative feed back... I said thank you.... and I'll say it again... Thank you for pointing that out.... I was just stateing my next goal in C++.... is it negative for me to state my next goal? the next point in my studies that I want to reach? and that goal is to be able to write a program that can do such a thing while only using my knowledge in C++... sure I'll get help and all to further increase my knowledge of C++. but is it bad for me to set a goal that I hope to reach?

    this has been a long day... I just wanted a simple quick answer and I got it... I said thank you and then I'm called negative. so is it the thank you part thats negative? or is it the part where I state my goals? I really want to know.... tell me which one is negative and I'll gladly turn them around and head the opposite direction.

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    If you wanted to lock Media Player you could just change the name of the media player application:
    c:/mediaplayer.exe
    to
    c:/asdf.exe
    And then create your own application that makes a window that asks for a password. Save it as c:/mediaplayer.exe. If the password is correct, run c:/asdf.exe, and close your app.

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    Or better yet, write program that checks if WMP is running. If it is and the user hasn't entered a password into your program have WMP shutdown, pop up a message telling the user that the house will self destruct in 5 seconds, email everyone in the users address book a copy of any file or folder that containts the word 'personal', format the hard drive and write random code to the BIOS.

    Now that's security.
    Demonographic rhinology is not the only possible outcome, but why take the chance

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    I think that's just a little much for someone breaking into Windows Media Player, lol.

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    its not windows media player that I want protected its a different program.... but thanks for all the help...

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