Thread: Registry keys

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    Registry keys

    Hello everybody, can you please tell me if it is possible to hide a registry key entry using plain ansi c/c++, without using at all the winddk?
    Thank you in advance

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    Hurry Slowly vart's Avatar
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    you do not need the ddk to work with registry, but you need the Win API
    ANSI C does not know what is registry - it is windows specific, so probably - no

    What do you mean by "hide"?
    All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection,
    except for the problem of too many layers of indirection.
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    well by hide i mean make it invincible to the user, for example when the user use regedit or another similar command or tool to be unable to find the registry entry that i have hide
    By the way,i know that the question sounds malicious , i dont want to harm anyone or cause any troubles.
    Thank you

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    It's not possible. You can read-protect your stuff from less privileged users, but you can't hide from an equal privilege level. Unless you get into the stuff which will make me delete this thread.
    All the buzzt!

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