Nope, sorry, I can't think of a legitimate reason for wanting to hide a process from the user. Sure, there are certain things buried deep in the OS, but a normal user-land process has no reason as I can see.
Perhaps you would care to enlighten us with your specific legitimate need.
A legitimate reason for hiding a process from the task manager would be to help prevent your application from being pirated. You may want run a program secretly to disable your program if your application source code has changed. Preventing your application from being stolen (pirated) is a very legitimate concern to all software developers.
Salem, Developing a method that would prevent an application from being pirated is not a simple task. There are many people like myself who are software developers that are deeply concerned about how to prevent their software from being pirated. I would imagine that some or all of Microsofts applications have programs (processes) that run in the background, for security/anti piracy reasons, that aren’t being displayed in the task manager. If you have a real solution on how to prevent an application from being pirated that doesn’t require running a program that is undetected by the task manager then please share your ideas.
Someone know a way to hide a process from task manager?
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