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Task manager process with user login credentials
Concerned User #1
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Subject: Task manager process with user login credentials
Hello,

There are two surun.exe processes in the task manager: one with my user name and another with the "system user name. I found that I was able to kill the "surun.exe" process through task manager which runs in my credentials.

However, nothing else seems to be wrong and of course, the one which runs in the system credentials cannot be killed (good!).

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My question: Why do I have the ability to kill the "surun.exe" process which runs in my login credentials? Is this a bug or is this normal? Thanks
Kay (Administrator) #2
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Usually two SuRun processes are running.
One is the SuRun service (running as local system).
One for each user implements the hooks.
If you kill "SuRun /Sysmenuhook", you'll loose SuRun's hook capabilities. ("Restart as administrator", AutoMagic)
Concerned User #3
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Hello Kay,

I'm sorry if I was not clear :-)

Shouldn't the user be locked out from killing the process which is running under his/her user name?

Why do I even have the permission to kill the process running under my login? Thanks.
Kay (Administrator) #4
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There's no security loss by killing "SuRun /SysmenuHook", you'll only lose comfort. ;-)
So there's no need to protect the process from being killed.
Concerned User #5
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Quote by Kay:
There's no security loss by killing "SuRun /SysmenuHook", you'll only lose comfort. ;-)
So there's no need to protect the process from being killed.

Ah! thanks for making that clear Kay ;-)

Cheers!
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