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Weird ProcessExist/ProcessClose problem?

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Quite a while back I wrote two compiled AutoIt scripts that worked fine for well over a year.

The first: MusicMan.exe takes an MP3 invocation parameter and plays it -

SoundPlay($MP3Drv&":\mp3music\" & $music & ".mp3", 1)

The second StopMM.exe is invoked from a desktop icon and terminates MusicMan.exe -

If ProcessExists("musicman.exe") Then

ProcessClose("musicman.exe")

EndIf

Since the last time this was known to have worked, I've downloaded and installed a couple

of photo editing programs and a WallPaper Changer from CNET.com. Also a few MS Windows

"Security", JAVA, and Flash updates have run. Hopefully, programs from CNET are virus

free. But, if it is a virus, it certainly has a very specific target.

I have resolved the "ProcessClose problem" to my satisfaction by using with TaskKill.exe,

thanks to some help from the AutoIt forum, but of course "ProcessExist" and "ProcessClose"

still fail. I've proven "ProcessExist" failure with "MsgBox" for a process (MusicMan.exe) Task

Manager shows is running and which continues to play an MP3 file. Both Task Manager and

TaskKill.exe have no problem terminating this process.

Anyone else out there having these kind of problems?

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Do you have antispyware software installed? Something like Comodo Security+, for example, would probably block your StopMM.exe from viewing processes. MusicMan.exe is running under the same user profile as the user running StopMM.exe, correct?


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Thank you for your response Andy.

Yes, I do have Avast! anti-virus installed and it updates frequently.

Both processes run Windows XP Pro User session. so I assume

that means the same profile. Not really an expert on these terms.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you for your response Andy.

Yes, I do have Avast! anti-virus installed and it updates frequently.

Both processes run Windows XP Pro User session. so I assume

that means the same profile. Not really an expert on these terms.

I'd have to have access to a machine that is affected in the same manner to troubleshoot the problem... but why not just use _RunDOS() to do the TaskKill command if you already know TaskKill works?

#include <Process.au3>

_RunDOS('Taskkill.exe /im "MusicMan.exe"')
Edited by Airwolf

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Thanks for the suggestion Andy, but not sure I understand why you think _RunDOS invocation of TASKKILL would be better

than what is working now:

; If ProcessExists("musicman.exe") Then

; ProcessClose("musicman.exe")

; Sleep(500)

; EndIf

RunWait("taskkill /F /IM musicman.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)

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Thanks for the suggestion Andy, but not sure I understand why you think _RunDOS invocation of TASKKILL would be better

than what is working now:

; If ProcessExists("musicman.exe") Then

; ProcessClose("musicman.exe")

; Sleep(500)

; EndIf

RunWait("taskkill /F /IM musicman.exe", "", @SW_HIDE)

You said your method had stopped working. If you now have something working, then by all means use it.

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