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Hey guys & girls how are doing? I''m sure everyone of you know what happened when we press CTRL+ALT+DEL in windows right? My question is how to hide my program so that it doesn''t appear in that list? Anybody know how to do this? Ok, thanks a lot for the time. Please tell me if you know. Thanks again.

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I don''t think that is possible. Even the Foolproof clone that my school uses appears there And that is supposed to not be there (something about plausible deniability and area 51 )

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Yes, is possible. There is a API function called RegisterServiceProcess (or something similar).
You can''t call this function directly, you must get a pointer to it with GetProcAddress.
It accepts a boolean, TRUE hides your application, FALSE is a normal application.

Although it hides your application from the CTRL+ALT+DEL dialog box, in NT and W2000 it continues appearing at the procces dialog box.

If you have problems using it, tell me. I succesfully made a joke-program with that method.

Sorry for my english ''8-)

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The Anonymous was me :-)

No, my program isn''t a virus. Is a programs that show a window every 8 seconds with a semi-x picture and there is no manner of closing it. Well, if you have NT or a program for closing processes you can, but with Win9x you can''t.

I made it for a friend, he didn''t know how to close it. And finally his boss saw it (he was at work) and he didn''t laught much. 8-d

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You are not a real programmer unless you think that obscure API calls are way cool!

I just had to look it up in MSDN and it appears that if you call RegisterServiceProcess() you can keep your app running even after the user logs off. Sweet...

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Thanks a lot guys, I can''t wait to go home and try it. Do you guys know if there is a forum like this Great Gamedev forum out there that discuss about getting around security programs in Windows 9x.

ok, thanks again.

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there is a source code i wrote in my site
pls let me know if it helped ya
good luck
http://qsoft.cjb.net/
go to tutorials-->windows
then you''ll see it

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In my definition a virus is any program that does something the user does not want (or does not know about) and tries not to let the user control it. There can be no valid use of a program that hides itself from the user, unless you believe in spying (which is basically what a WORM virus does also).

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A valid reason would be to protect the user from themselves. If you''re running this super-critical, can''t-be-closed-or-else-bad-things-will-happen type application (sorry, no examples), you''ll probably want to hide it from the user so they don''t go experementing with closing it.

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I know there is a way in directX, in which you can flag your program to not respond to ctrl+alt+delete, i think in full screen exclusive mode. I will look it up when i get home....

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Yeh SPAR, just leave out some DDSCAPS_ALLOWREBOOT flag and the little window won''t pop up at all. It''s kind of annoying though cuz when a game freezes you have to restart

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