SMH and Logging On/Off

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Defenestration, Jan 20, 2005.

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  1. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    I use SMH on my firewall (LnS). I also have two accounts set-up (Administrator and Limited). I often log off one and log onto the other account, but I have a problem.

    When SMH is enabled, I end up with two instances of LnS running when I log back on. I assume it's because SMH stops LnS from shutting down when I log off. This causes a problem when I want to go back on to the Internet because I end up having to reboot my system to get back to the single instance of LnS.

    With SMH disabled, I don't have any problem and only have 1 instance of LnS no matter how many times I log off/on.

    Is there any way around this ?
     
  2. Pilli

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    Hi Defenestration, I'm not sure what is going on in your case, hopefully other L & S users can help (GKweb?), DCS may also have some ideas.

    Pilli
     
  3. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    A bit more info - I'm using the LnS service and the beta driver.
     
  4. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    Recently I had the problem with PG protection disabled so it looks like it's a problem with LnS.

    Just wanted to check - If PG protection is disabled, is SMH also disabled ?
     
  5. Pilli

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    If you disable ProcessGuard after you have launched the protected program then SMH will still be active because procguard.dll is already injected into the host process and will remain so until you close that process.
    If you have PG disabled and start a process that has SMH enabled then the .dll is not injected, however, if you have an SMH program running and then enable ProcessGuard the .dll will be injected.
    These actions are easy to see if you watch the process with a tool such as Sysinternals www.sysinternals.com Process Explorer.

    HTH Pilli :)
     
  6. Defenestration

    Defenestration Registered Member

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    Thanks Pilli :)

    That explains what I was seeing after re-installation of PG.
     
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    Or, Diamond Computer Systems own free process exploration and manipulation tool - Advanced Process Manipulation (APM) :D.


    Best regards,
    Jade.
     
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