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    Question Invisible process ( BCPPB 5.0 )

    Hello. Don't you know how can I make a process or an application to be invisible ( in Task Manager ) or unterminateable? Thank you.

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    there is a registry setting that gives you the message that you can't terminate it, but there is no way to make an exe invisible in task manager. Maybe you could do something like create a driver, but it would run in kernel mode, not user mode.

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    I don't think anything is unterminatable - heck, you can even terminate Windows!

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    You could just name the exe one of the standard system exe's that have to run.
    Like svchost.exe
    Most systems typically have a few of those running (it does different things) so only very observant users would notice.

    But two things.
    One, this is a Windows issue that belongs in the Windows section.
    Two, the only reason I know to do that would be for malicious reasons. Is there not some rule here about that?

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    I agree, I can't see a legit reason for wanting to do this.
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    The reason is that I have created an application that allows user to disable access to selected files and I don't want anyone to close this app so the restricted files will be accessable. Which is not a malicious reason, is it?
    Sorry for the 'windowsness' of the thread. Next time I have something like that I will put it into Windows section. Thank you for understanding.

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    Windows can already do that FYI.

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    But you can still terminate svchost.exe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enahs
    Windows can already do that FYI.

    How can Windows do it? And what does FYI mean? Please.

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