Thread: Loading DLLs Into System Processes?

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    Loading DLLs Into System Processes?

    Okeydokey, I have seen programs (Writen as DLL's) that are loaded by Explorer or some other system process at boot time, and a function is called within the DLL. How can I order Explorer to load my DLL and execute a function in it all automatically everytime it starts. How can I get a list of DLLs that its loading, functions its calling in them, and edit that list? Im wondering if its a reg key like the processes that get started.

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    5|-|1+|-|34|) ober's Avatar
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    what OS? Have you checked in msconfig (98, 98SE, XP, ME)?

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    Im running 2k although it should probablly be similar for the NT/2k/xp/2k3 branch shouldnt it?

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    As with all things windows, look in the registry

    An easy tip would be to have say winzip installed, then go searching the registry for references to it.

    The registry tells explorer the names of plugin DLLs, but the function names within those DLLs are standardised (no doubt MSDN explains more)
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    Look into SHLoadInProc().There should be examples on msdn
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