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Can you use AssociateHandle(self, handle)  to determine process activity or state of process ?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have posted a much more specific version of this question, but I believe I should braoden it, making it easier to answer.

I have a program that uses a plugin for a third party process, and displays that process in our software.

My question is - if I want to kill that process safely without fear that the process is being used in some other regard (I.e., outside of my program) is there any technique for passing in event arguments, handle information, or some other method which would tell me which processes were started by my program and are still currently in use inside my program - is this even posssible ?
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