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How can i hide application from Task Manager in vb.net
Posted 20-Mar-11 1:18am
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Solution 1

Why do you want to do that? It's non-standard behavior and ends up just pissing users off. Are you writing a key logger?
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Marcus Kramer 20-Mar-11 9:00am
   
Agreed. It is a silly idea.
S0FTDEV 20-Mar-11 9:22am
   
Thanks for the reply Mr. John. Yes , I am writing a key logger application, that's why. :)
   
We generally question the motives of people writing key logger apps because it's a hacking tool. BTW, you can't hide an app from task manager on Vista/Win7. I'm not sure about XP and earlier.
AlbinAbel 20-Mar-11 9:20am
   
Agreed. May be a key logger.
SAKryukov 20-Mar-11 21:33pm
   
Agree, too, my 5.
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Solution 2

Why you want to do this?. Intercepting system calls result in more headaches than what you achieve. Even many virus scanners prevent kind of root kit programs. If you explain what is your exact need then we could suggest alternate ways.
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Marcus Kramer 20-Mar-11 9:00am
   
Agreed. It is a silly idea.
AlbinAbel 20-Mar-11 9:16am
   
Thanks Marcus Kramer
S0FTDEV 20-Mar-11 9:23am
   
:P
I am writing a key logger application, that's why. :)
SAKryukov 20-Mar-11 21:34pm
   
Ha-ha. Key logger detected!
--SA
SAKryukov 20-Mar-11 21:34pm
   
And, yes, my 5 for the Answer.
--SA
AlbinAbel 20-Mar-11 23:04pm
   
Thanks SAKryukov
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Solution 3

Can't be done on Windows NT kernel O/S's. You could do this on XP and below only with a call to RegisterAsService(? - can't remember the exact name). I did this a LONG LONG time ago using that function, but it won't work on 2000 and above.
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SAKryukov 20-Mar-11 21:34pm
   
I think this is true. My 5.
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Solution 4

Set the Text property of form ="" , does not show form in Task Manager
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Dave Kreskowiak 27-Nov-12 8:41am
   
Bull. Setting the name of a form has absolutely nothing to do with the process showing up in Task Manager or not.

...and I just verified that on Windows 7 for a sanity check. You're not hiding anything from Task Manager by doing that.
εїзεїзεїз 28-Nov-12 2:42am
   
Its Text property not Name
εїзεїзεїз 28-Nov-12 2:44am
   
I can give you one Exe , just try that and See it comes in Task Manger or not :P

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