help: PG & detecting keyboard hooks

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by cdebr8kr, Apr 22, 2006.

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  1. cdebr8kr

    cdebr8kr Registered Member

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    I have the PG v3.150 Full version installed. I installed a game called Heavy Weapon from PopCap. The PG alert said the game is trying to create a global Low Level Keyboard hook.

    So I contacted PopCap to get confirmation on whether or not the game is in fact installing a keyboard hook, but they won't confirm or deny. Instead they only say my "spyware" detection app needs to update their definitions because it is giving a false positive.

    I didn't tell them I'm running PG, because I didn't want them to recode around PG if that's possible.

    So anyone have any ideas on what the real story is? The game itself only requires a mouse to click to play the game.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    some made up name Registered Member

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    Is there anything in that game that could be using the keyboard (eg. shortcut keys)? If not, then it is quite peculiar that it would use a keyboard hook and should definately be viewed as suspect.

    Keyboard Hooks can be used to change the characteristics of a window relative to keyboard input, eg. restricting an open / save dialog from allowing the user to cut / copy / paste items via the respective keyboard shortcuts.
     
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