Windows shutdown question

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by SimonW, Jul 9, 2004.

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  1. SimonW

    SimonW Registered Member

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    Hi,
    When the general protection options are all turned on (block end task...) it is easy to spot if any programs require special privilages (they need global hooks for example) by looking in the log after logging on - but what about at shutdown? If a program needs to do something 'odd' during the windows closedown process how can I find out -as this could possibly have a serious impact on how it runs next time.

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    SimonW
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Curious what program you think could be a problem. Usually a program that causes something to happen at boot time, sets it up prior to shutdown.

    For example Webroot's Windows Washer will clean the IE index.dat file at boot up as that is the only time it can. It does this by setting a key in the registry. As long as the exe is allowed this is no problem.

    Perfect Disk sets up to do an off line defrag, which it does on reboot. But again this is all set after exiting Perfect Disk.

    All these programs do their "stuff" before you chose to shutdown.
     
  3. SimonW

    SimonW Registered Member

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    No programs in particular prompted the questions just curiosity and the fact that sometimes odd things do happen

    But thinking about it, I could presumably just turn on the logging feature, do a shutdown/restart and then read the results... ;)
     
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