Global Hooks?

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Eliot, Jan 25, 2004.

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  1. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

    Is there a page/site/download that explains what Global Hooks are and how I should go about deciding which of my processes should be allowed?

    I am guessing that the programs that attempt on boot are safe since NOD32 and TDS-3 say they are clean and I am aware of the file/program and its use.
  2. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

    From MSDN about SetWindowsHookEx:

    A global hook is a piece of code (a DLL) loaded in every running processes to check for defined actions, and to react to it (drop them, modify them, log them).
    Any legit program providing keyboard shortcuts can use global hook to know each key you will press wherever you are, in any applications.
    Any trusted and known program you have can be allowed to (like Internet Explorer).

    If you don't know the program, scan it with AV and AT before.

    If i am not totally right, DCS will bring more details :)
  3. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

    Karma cookie for ya buddy :D Thanks alot. I didn't want to allow that unless it was ok.

    I kinda got that idea from my intellitype software getting a global hook denial and my media buttons on my keyboard not working.

    On a side note, I can't get enough of this protection on the drivers. I am just ROFL over here when I think of something trying to slap me with a new service and getting "Access Denied" :p
  4. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

    thx you for the karma ;)

    yes me too, sometimes i am thinking to something trying to install his driver... good luck to them, poor malwares... DCS is a bit rude with them :'(
  5. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

    ;) :D :D I loved the "poor malware" :cool:
  6. Bowserman

    Bowserman Infrequent Poster

    Here is another page you might like to read Eliot :).

  7. Eliot

    Eliot Registered Member

    Wow, PG seems unreal after reading that.

    Thanks for the link.

    [me=Eliot]gives another karma cookie :D[/me]
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