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First of all Welcome to AutoIt Forums.

what you want to do is block a spesific process from running on your computer. right?

Try This:

$StartupKey = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
$MyProcess = "MyProcessNameGoesHere.exe"
RegWrite ($StartupKey, @ScriptName,"REG_SZ", @ScriptFullPath)
While 1

this script 'll be added in startup using a registry key!

for any information about the functions used in script.

Press the F1 key in AutoIt Editor & There is a complete help file.

it's strongly recommended to read help file.

Edited by HavikTech

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If uninstalling isn't what you need, take a look at HavikTech's example then.


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Thanks HavikTech for the welcome & Script.

And Thanks AlmarM for the suggestion.

Now the problem is that i am new to AutoIt Programming and could not understand the script posted above ^

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i am new to AutoIt Programming and could not understand the script posted above

Then you need to learn about it. ;)

The script is very easy to understand - once you have a little knowledge of AutoIt.

Reading the Help file (at least the first few sections - Using AutoIt, Tutorials and the first couple of References) will help you enormously. You should also look at the excellent tutorials that you will find here and here - you will find other tutorials in the Wiki (the link is at the top of the page). There are even video tutorials on YouTube if you prefer watching to reading. ;)

And you know where we are if you need help - as long as you have read the Help file and searched the forum first! :)


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Hi Gynaecologist,

If you check my previous post, there is written

"it's strongly recommended to read the help file."

Autoit Help file is your best companion, it have all the information about all functions.

For you, i am adding comments for easy understanding!

; $StartupKey is a variable which have path of a registry key
$StartupKey = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
; $MyProcess have the name of executable which you want to block
$MyProcess = "MyProcessNameGoesHere.exe"
; using RegWrite function, we 'll write a startup registry key
; it 'll be used for automatic startup of program on windows start.
; @ScriptName = Current Script Name
; @ScriptFullPath = Full path of script with full name + ext
; Starting with @ are called macros which are pre defined variables. 
RegWrite ($StartupKey, @ScriptName,"REG_SZ", @ScriptFullPath)
; This is an endless loop
; it 'll run the script again and again, continuously...
While 1
    ProcessWait($MyProcess) ; wait for a process to be started (Script paused until this happens)
    ProcessClose($MyProcess) ; close a process
WEnd ; Loop Ends here

and all this information is in hep file too.. go read it.

if anything is not clear then let us know!

Edited by HavikTech

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