Since Vista/NT 6.0: PNIHIDDEN

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  1. SystemJunkie

    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Anyone knows the cause why Microsoft added a hidden window into Explorer.exe called PNIHIDDEN? I saw the same hidden window in Windows7. Google gives no real information about this phenomenon.
     
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    Only thing I could find for PNI:
    Audit My PC
     
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    I only know PNY the ram manufacturer and once found one chinese webside about.

    If you kill PNIHidden in Vista, Explorer.exe crashes and restarts, this behavior occurs one up to three times, then PNIHIdden disappears until next reboot.
     
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    If you kill PNIHidden in Windows7 Beta, nothing happens! A new behavior, interesting.
     
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    Hello SystemJunkie,

    I have Windows XP SP2.

    I have NOTHING HIDDEN on explorer.exe.:'(

    Could you remind me, in which place you've found your deal, and with what tools?

    Thank you very much,

    Yours PRO*puppy*
     
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    Prorootect: Win xp = Nt 5.1, Vista = NT 6.0. PNIHidden is a hidden window of unknown purpose since Windows Vista, Win XP is free of this mystery. To detect hidden windows you need a window lister. For example System Safety Monitor has one on board.
     
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