Go get yourself NTFileMon from
shows you all the processes that have a handle to the hard disk. You can filter the output as well
I used that to figure out how MSN messenger displays banner ads.. I watched it and noticed that MSN has a hook to a file called 'links.txt' in your profile directory/local settings/temp
I have a look at that file.. deleted everything in it, and then made the file read only... now MSN doesnt give me banner ads
There is also RegMon which shows you all registry accesses..
Both together are very useful to figure out things like where a program stores its license keys etc
hey sahir ,
a lil while back , in installed win2k server on my machine and played around with it a lil.. i noticed that using the task manager i could see a lot of processes depending upon the services running , however i could not kill few of those processes. I then installed a utility called win 2k administration tools ( digit Magazine) and using one of its features i could actually now kill those processes which i earlier could not ..... any ideas ??
Re: processes accessing a disk
14 years 7 months ago #2949
hi guys...what banner ads?
i dont get any banner ads on messenger...isit at the bottom of the friend list window or?
i am using spy hunter now ...and feel that its much better than spybot:search and destroy.......it detects the parasites even in the registry.....and memory....