I am trying to find a way to do the following:
Get notified by windows when a new application starts to launch and either allow or deny the application to start.
IShellExecuteHook seems to be what i need to acheive this (from what I can understand) - see http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms632981.aspx
This is great BUT according to the MS KB (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319524
): "Global hooks are not supported in the .NET Framework"
My problems are these then:
1) I no longer have a copy of VB6 available (which I could do it with) so I am stuck with VB.net 2005 (dotnet v2).
2) DotNet does not support Global Hooks.
3) I don't understand C.
What I'm after then is either:
A) A smartass response that will tell me a way to do it with dotnet 2005 (which is impossible so far as I know - except for keyboard and mouse hooks).
B) A C++ exe that will hook into windows, pass the launching applications path and processname to my Windows Service and receive a boolean reponse of whether or not to allow it to start.
Thank you all for any help you can give.