How can i detect a process in memory and then load it?

Posted on 2005-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23

I created a program that hides its self after it runs a certain function. I want create a second program that will look for the first program in memory and "Show" it if it finds it, if does not find it in memory it will "Run" it.

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iboutchkine earned 2000 total points
ID: 13505462
Here's a function that will tell you if Process is running:

    Private Function IsWordRunning() As Boolean
        Dim p As System.Diagnostics.Process() =  _
              System.Diagnostics.Process.GetProcessesByName("your process")
        If p.Length >= 1 Then
            Return True
            Return False
'here you can start it
        End If
    End Function

Expert Comment

ID: 13510883
Dim myProgram as object

   myProgram = GetObject(,"myProgramName")

you'll have to expose a public method to actaully activate youe newly found instance

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