Injecting a DLL under win95/98
Posted on 1998-09-18
I need to inject a DLL into each process under Win95/98 FROM THE VERY BEGINNING of the system's work. I am aware that the registry key AppInit_DLLs does not work under Win95/98, so I am going to use some system hook. The question is: because I need to inject a DLL into all the processes from the very beginning, how to achieve that my application will be the first starting on the system's boot up? More exactly - how to achieve that my application start BEFORE the shell (Explorer) starts?
As far as I know (I may be wrong) the system starts applications listed in the Run registry key, then in the RunOnce registry key (or vice versa?), then (when Explorer - the shell - starts) in the StartUp folder. So, I guess, I need to make a value under the Run key. But how I achieve that my application will be the FIRST if there may be several values (apps) under the Run key? Will marking it as "0000AAA" be enough?