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How to bring Hotkeyz.exe into focus and send it an Alt+F4 with a VBScript

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Hi.
I have a straightforward issue:
I launch Hotkeyz.exe with a dos .bat script (Start /MIN Hotkeyz.exe) and have configured the program to go "Hidden" when I click on the close button or Press Alt+F4 on it. Therefore it doesn't close, but goes hidden, which is what I want. The problem is that it launches but it is still just minimized and not closed. The issue is that a user can then ALT+TAB to it and perform unwanted actions. Therefore I need only the following:
I need a simple vbscript which would bring into focus the Hotkeyz.exe application (Which will be minimized) and send it an Alt+F4. After this the vbscript must just close. This would then effectively tell the program to go "Hidden" and avoid the users from Alt+Tab'ing to it and potentially editing and breaking the Hotkeyz.exe app settings. (Intentionally or unintentionally) I would prefer if this script can be compatible with Windows XP and above. Please let me know if any further information is required.
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