How to know whether program is running or not by javascript, vbscript or perl?

I like to monitor some program's status whether individual program is running or not in order to invoke again or kill the program. Because some of them is not running as a service in the windows OS, I don't know how to get program name or process name of that program.
Process ID is always changed so I cannot use PID.
What is the function or script that I can you to know the status of program to control?

Thanks,
Young
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Erick37Commented:
You can use WMI to list all of the processes currently running:

Dim oProcess

For Each oProcess In GetObject("winmgmts:root\cimv2").ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process")
   
    'List the running processes name + the ProcessID
    Debug.Print oProcess.Name, oProcess.processid

Next


WMI Reference:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wmisdk/wmi/wmi_reference.asp
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Shiju SasidharanAssoc Project ManagerCommented:
Hi
'put this code in the starting form , make exe of the Project and try by running the Exe
'--------------------------------
Private Sub Form_Load()

 If App.hInstance Then
     MsgBox "Application is already Running"
     End
 End If

End Sub
'-----------------------------

;-)
Shiju
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