How do I prevent a process or thread from being suspended or terminated?



The CBFS Filter toolkit's CBProcess component provides two events called ProcessHandleOperation and ThreadHandleOperation, which fire anytime some (other) process opens a handle to a process or thread.

To protect a process from suspension and/or termination, implement the ProcessHandleOperation and handle it by removing the PROCESS_SUSPEND_RESUME and PROCESS_TERMINATE flags from the DesiredAccess event parameter. This will prevent the newly-created handle from being used to suspend or terminate the process. A similar approach can be employed using the ThreadHandleOperation event to prevent a thread from being suspended or terminated.

The Process Monitor demo included with CBFS Filter includes code that shows how to perform these operations.

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