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Author Topic: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP  (Read 5338 times)

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NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« on: December 30, 2009, 10:08:35 AM »
NANY 2010 Entry Information

Application Name Crush MCP
Version V1.01
Short Description Check running processes (because of its heavy system-influence: use it on your own risk - with running it you agree that I´m not responsible for any damages resulting from the usage)
Supported OSes Windows Vista & Windows 7
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Download Link * Crush MCP V1.01.zip (1534.54 kB - downloaded 225 times.)
System Requirements
  • Pentium 400Mhz should be enough ;D
Version History
  • 09/12/31 Release V1.0
  • 10/01/03 Release V1.01
Author [url=http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=51520]Crush
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Description
The Master Control Program is a small tool running in the background that monitors all tasks and programs.
After making a snapshot of all running processes new ones will be terminated and tracked in a deletion list.
So you can see and get protected if a virus or other unknown programs are automatically starting in the background without your permission to raise your security while working.
I recommend only experienced users to start this tool!

Features
  • check for new tasks
  • track, kill & autokill processes
  • flashing infoscroller in the tasklist when new processes appear
  • multiselection for most functions supported
  • create and activate a whitelist - all other tasks will be terminated
  • whitelist is protected against manipulation
  • backups of the whitelist
  • check for information of the tasks on different processwebsites
  • edit/add/remove own infosites

Planned Features
  • more speed & less CPU usage
  • loaded modules information on processes
  • file read/write behaviour controlling
  • updated files of processes are treated like new processes
  • checking for illegal processes of spyware/addware/viruses
  • send to antivirus/antispyware processes
  • direct showing/editing the whitelist
  • creating a blacklist
  • checking the process files for changes
  • process hooking for faster reaction
  • optional filechecking (big speedup boost)
  • save or print the message and process window
  • soft-termination by the windows messaging system
  • forced termination after a timespan if soft-termination isn´t working

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Usage
Installation
Only run the .exe file
!!! ATTENTION !!! : Don´t set the whitelist-checkbutton without inserting the most important tasks into it!!! The result will be a total process-environment termination and restart

Using the Application
You can select one or more tasks from the tasklist and kill, add and remove them to/from the whitelist. Activate the whitelist by setting the checkbutton.
Taking a look on the process read/write behaviour and relaunches helps you to find suspicious ones.
If the whitelist has been illegal modified or is corrupted the program will show a message and quit. So first try to replace it with the backup (.bup) file. If nothing works you only have to delete it - so a new one will be created.

Uninstallation
Only delete the files and folder

Known Issues
At the moment it´s only working on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Windows XP seems to have problems in checking the processes correct but there are users that have no problems with it on XP. It seems to be like russian roulette.

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« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 10:14:27 AM by Crush »

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 10:14:03 AM »
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!!!Don´t set the whitelist-checkbutton without inserting the most important tasks into it!!!
Can't you lock out this behaviour?

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 10:53:57 AM »
I could insert all running tasks first, but I don´t think it´s useful if spyware/adware is running at this moment and will be added to the active whitelist.

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 03:36:01 PM »
Crush MCP V1.0 is online now!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2009, 03:38:41 PM by Crush »

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 09:30:31 PM »
I'd be a little hesitant to recommend this to others at this point since it's still a bit rough, but it shows some real promise if you stick with it.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2009, 09:44:36 PM by mouser »

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 07:10:07 AM »
I told you that I only code things I can use on my own. I cannot take care of dumb users :P who don´t know what they´re doing. Something that influences your system like this one should only be used by experienced users. The most important things you must take care of I wrote with a big !!! ATTENTION !!! and that´s all I can do until now. Perhaps later I include a function to add the most important processes on the first startup and autoactivation of the whitelist. This could also be a high security risk because quick automatic whitelistening can only take care of the filename and not other informations at this state of the program.
One of the main difference I wanted to other task-controllers was an automatic program termination without being bothered by stupid requesters. The user should decide if he likes this or not. The only protection MCP can give you to not destroy a running OS is to terminate only user processes and nothing from the system.... hmmm, this leads me to a new idea for a feature: Soft-termination by message-commands so the programs have the possibility to save datas before termination (I´ll take this on the list).
The released version is very slow and the next release will be much more CPU & Memory friendly (already done). I started to work on new features.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 03:33:21 PM by Crush »

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Re: NANY 2010 Release: Crush MCP
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 10:09:32 AM »
Crush MCP V1.01 is now online with a lot of internal changes and some small improvements.