Hooks and Journal Records (GetAsyncKeyState)

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    Question Hooks and Journal Records (GetAsyncKeyState)

    Hi, I was just reading MSDN, and I understand how to use GetAsyncKeyState, but I was just wondering if someone could explain this line to me as I do not clearly understand it:

    • The foreground thread belongs to another process and the desktop does not allow the hook or the journal record.
    GetAsyncKeyState function

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    Basically it's saying that program A can't monitor the keboard of program B ...

    Most likely this is a response to the huge abuse of this function in keyloggers and spyware, both illegal without the user's permission.

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    Thanks, that clears that up for me.

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