Hide a program from the Task Manager process list?

  • 11 years ago

    Hello everyone.

    I would like to know if it's possible in any way to hide a program from the process list, in Windows XP. I have so far tried with the following commands:

    App.Title = vbNullString
    App.TaskVisible = False

    However, the process still shows up under 'processes'.

    Any clue?


  • 11 years ago


    I have no idea, but just out of curiousity, why would you want to do that ?

  • 11 years ago

    I am making a keylogger.

  • 11 years ago


    I don't think this is possible - after all, yearts of virus- and spyware-makers haven't managed it yet. If it was, it would be very dangerous - exactly because of the type of thing you are trying to do!! You would be better off trying to disguise the process as a ligitimate running process (which is what most viruses or spyware currently do).

    I hope you're not using the keylogger for anything 'naughty'? Stick out tongue [:P]

  • 11 years ago

    I am making it for my bigbrother's computer, using LAN transfers. This is legal, right?

    Also, I did actually disguise the virus as "explorer.exe" and disguised "explorer.exe" as "svchost.exe". However, I am right now trying to figure something out with hooking. I think it might be possible by using "SendMessage". I am sure I can get this to work.

  • 11 years ago

    Want to hide a process in windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 in visual basic ? Easy!!

    Here's the ultimate solution provided by a guy code-named "[mE]":

    or you can get the rar file directly from:
    password: "[mE]Warez" (without the quotes)

    Hope this saves the day  :)

  • 10 years ago

    Yes, it is possible in VB6

    This code hides your process, not only in task manager, but also in other similar tools like SysInternals Process Monitor.

    sub command1_click()
    end sub

    That's it!
    Your process in now invisible. Gone!
    It doesn't matter if the bad guy presses CTRL ALT DEL. Your program won't show up in task manager process list.
    Bye bye END TASK !

    Yeah, it's free at

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