Real Player (Global Hook)

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    26 Jan 12:31:27 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [2672] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000007][00000002]
    26 Jan 12:31:27 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [2672] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000005][00000002]
    26 Jan 12:52:41 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [2732] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000007][00000002]
    26 Jan 12:52:41 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [2732] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000005][00000002]
    26 Jan 12:59:16 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [3268] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000007][00000002]
    26 Jan 12:59:16 - [HOOK] g:\program files\real\realplayer\realplay.exe [3268] was blocked from creating a global hook [00000005][00000002]

    Any particular significance to this? RP seems to work just fine without any global hooks (just watched/listened to Shania singing "She's not just a pretty face" <g>). Pete
     
  2. Wayne - DiamondCS

    Wayne - DiamondCS Security Expert

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    Re:Real Player

    Shania!? :)

    Hook type 5 is WH_CBT, which Microsoft defines as "a hook procedure that receives notifications useful to a computer-based training (CBT) application."
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    "The system calls this function before activating, creating, destroying, minimizing, maximizing, moving, or sizing a window; before completing a system command; before removing a mouse or keyboard event from the system message queue; before setting the keyboard focus; or before synchronizing with the system message queue."
     
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    Re:Real Player

    Okay, that sounds harmless enough - and since RP still works fine, I guess I fall back on the "Golden Rule of ProcessGuard":

    If something still works while ProcessGuard is running wide-open (all protections in place) - don't change any settings in PG for the app - right? Pete
     
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    Update your copy of Real Player if you have not already. This new "10" is alot nicer to me.
     
  5. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    shania twayne ? :)

    if when shania is singing there isn't words loss, all is right :D
     
  6. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Re:Real Player

    I agree with this thinking. If you see any issues with having protection on with an application, report them in this forum so people can decide if they want to live with what happens when protection is enabled, or if they should allow that application to have privileges. :)

    -Jason-
     
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