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I have four spyware removal programs and two virus remoavl programs that I would like to combine into one. i.e. I want to click and Icon and have all six programs run one after the other. What is the best why to do this?

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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 11843210
What are your options here whiwex?

Do you have any programming languages?
Should this just be a batch file?

Do you want all the apps to open at the same time or the next opens after the previous is closed?

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by:aneim
ID: 11845813
You can do with a .Bat file.

Create a new text file and put this:

@echo off
Start "c:\windows\calc.exe"
Start "c:\Program Files\You Software Dir\AppName.exe"


Repeat this for all programs.
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by:aneim
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You can do with a .Bat file.

Create a new text file and put this:

@echo off
Start "c:\windows\calc.exe"
Start "c:\Program Files\You Software Dir\AppName.exe"


Repeat this for all programs.

Save the file as. "test.bat" with quotes. And just run the file to see the result.
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by:whiwex
ID: 11847232
Idle Mind

I don't have a programming language. At least none that I purchased. I'm willing to purchase.


aneim

I tried your bat file it just opens the dos window.

These are windows programs such as Sysweeper and Adaway. I would like to run one and when it's finished run the other.
I don't know if I cab do thie with a script or what.

thakns
Whiwex  
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by:aneim
ID: 11847352
whiwex, try with Dos old Names...

-cut here-----------------

@echo off
Start c:\windows\system32\calc.exe
Start c:\windows\system32\sol.exe
Start c:\windows\system32\freecell.exe

-cut here-----------------

Sorry. Windows XP dont use quotes. Try this without quotes.
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by:whiwex
ID: 11848176
For some reason I have to move to the directory then start the program. If I start using the whole path it says it can't find it.

So I can start the program. Now how do I get it to click buttons and navigate through the windows?

Whiwex
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by:aneim
ID: 11848413
Well... A .bat file will not do that... If you need click in windows and do some tasks you can record a macro to do that.

Software Home Page : http://www.americansys.com/ezmacros.htm
Download File: ftp://ftp.americansys.com/amem5a.exe

This program can Record your actions and can assign a Hot Key to the Macro.
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by:whiwex
ID: 11848884
This is somewhat what what I want but there's not enough control. Is there some kind of software that will allow me to actually write the code for the macro?

whiwex
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by:whiwex
ID: 11848909
Could this be done with VBScript?

Whiwex
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by:arif_eqbal
ID: 11849212
Well Your perception is right VBScript is the easy answer here.... try

Dim WshShell, oExec
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("File1.exe")
Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("File2.exe")
....
So on for all files


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by:arif_eqbal
ID: 11849233
Well I just forgot you want to run the next file when the previous has finished just put a status check for the previous program using...

Do While oExec.Status = 0
     WScript.Sleep 100
Loop

The code will now change to....

Dim WshShell, oExec
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("File1.exe")
Do While oExec.Status = 0
     WScript.Sleep 100
Loop

Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("File2.exe")
Do While oExec.Status = 0
     WScript.Sleep 100
Loop


..... And so on for all files

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by:aneim
ID: 11850612
arif_eqbal,

whiwex want send clicks to windows, like click on scan button, and if a virus found click on Remove or Heal button.

If you look at EZ Macros , you can do this with the software.
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by:whiwex
ID: 11857296
Aldos tools seems todo the trick

thanks
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by:aneim
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Thanks whiwex! :D
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