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Process Lasso / Re: Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on August 10, 2019, 01:59:02 PM »
Sure, I agree a graceful close should be added and will get that done soon!
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Process Lasso / Re: Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Autumner on August 09, 2019, 05:54:51 PM »
Thanks for the extra info. I'll throw in a semi-related request here.

Could be wrong, but I think Process Watchdog's 'terminate process' forcibly terminates it (as per "taskkill /f"). It would be nice to also have the option to gracefully close the process, which should be similar to the same taskkill command without the /f switch.

My reason for asking: when /f terminating a process with a tray icon, that icon will not disappear from the tray. It lingers there, until you mouse-hover it. Don't know it it's a Windows glitch or by design.

If the process is gracefully terminated, the tray icon goes away too.
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Process Lasso / Re: Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on August 08, 2019, 12:05:04 PM »
It is a restriction on the API used (CreateProcess). Switching to non-exe requires a different API (ShellExecute); it resolves the executable handler for that type (stored in registry) and launches it.

There are definitely more potential security concerns with ShellExecute.

In this case, I would enable Powershell (ps1) and Batch (cmd/bat) support by inserting their interpretor EXEs in the back-end, rather than switching to ShellExecute. Thus limiting support to those specific types.
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Process Lasso / Re: Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Autumner on August 08, 2019, 11:43:40 AM »
Thank you for the tip. After some trial & error, I think I got something working although I still hope it won't be too much work for you to lift that restriction.

I've seen this restriction (only .exe files allowed) on other programs too (totally unrelated to PL) and wondered why, perhaps it's a security measure to prevent users from making questionable selections? Perhaps it's something else.

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Process Lasso / Re: Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on August 05, 2019, 07:10:30 PM »
I'll definitely take a look at it, and probably change that in short order.

For the moment, I'd advise to launch a script (or other file type) by way of its executable handler, e.g. 'cmd.exe /C mybatch.bat' or 'powershell.exe -File myscript.ps1'

Thanks for the feedback!
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Process Lasso / Watchdog/execute: allow any type of file?
« Last post by Autumner on August 05, 2019, 07:03:54 PM »
Hello everyone,

Trying out the brilliant Process Watchdog. I noticed that when selecting "execute", only .exe files are allowed for execution in the launch path box. Would it be feasible to lift this restriction? It would be very helpful being able to also run various scripts, shortcut files etc.

As a workaround, I tried to simply paste the path to a non-exe file inside the launch path box - but it doesn't work.
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General / Re: Is there not a link to the forum on the main bitsum.com page?
« Last post by Jeremy Collake on August 03, 2019, 12:48:09 PM »
I had hidden that link unless you were logged in. I changed it back to 'Everyone'.

The forum has had such a spam problem that I have been debating what to do with it.

I have registrations set to require admin approval for the moment. EDIT: Now open again.

I agree the forum is important to have.
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General / Re: Is there not a link to the forum on the main bitsum.com page?
« Last post by edkiefer on August 02, 2019, 10:04:29 PM »
The forum link is under your profile section on the main site.
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General / Re: Anti cheat software...
« Last post by Coldblackice on August 02, 2019, 06:36:12 PM »
The game will inherit the settings from its parent (the anti cheat software). Set the anti cheat's priority/affinity etc. while the game is launching and it will transfer to the game.

I agree, this is a great tip.

I'm not very familiar with game protection software dynamics (so this doesn't concern me), but personally I'd be worried about game protection software getting angry over a third-party software intervening and reporting it as a cheat, even if it's something as benign as changing affinities/priorities -- perhaps that could be seen as trying to limit the anti-cheat/protection ability of the program by reducing its priority.

Anyway, if anyone knows how the protection/anti-cheat programs work generally, it'd be enlightening to hear, but I'm more than fine with PL playing it safe and not touching those programs.
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General / Is there not a link to the forum on the main bitsum.com page?
« Last post by Coldblackice on August 02, 2019, 06:29:01 PM »
Just curious whether there's a link to the forum on the main bitsum.com page? I get to the forum directly using my URL bar history, but was curious if there's not a link to the forum on the page, and if so, how come.

I would think it'd be helpful to have the forum visible/advertised, enabling new + future users the ability to discuss, give feedback, bug reports, etc. on the forum. But perhaps there's a reason it's not easy to find?
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