6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2006 6:55 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Any way around to freeze system??

    AntiTRUST�
      Hi,
      I need to know is there is any code available in Java or Lingo which can cause the system to Forcely/Immediately Shutdown or Freezes ???

      Regards,
      Amir
        • 1. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
          Level 7
          Why on earth would you want to freeze someone's system? That sounds
          pretty evil. You really shouldn't do that. There are plenty of ways to
          do it, just spend some time looking at virus writing tutorials on the
          web. Windows is very easy to crash. But I wouldn't recommend doing it
          ever. It isn't nice. You don't ever have the right to crash someone's
          computer unless it is your own (and crashing your own system on purpose
          is just dumb).

          You can reboot a system using BuddyAPI- it has a command 'baExitWindows'
          that will let you reboot, restart windows, log off of windows, shut
          down, or power off the system. I believe it is Windows only, but I have
          never tried it on a Mac.
          • 2. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
            Level 7
            maybe he's looking for the cause of big crashes on his app' ?

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            • 3. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
              Level 7
              Is this for a mac or pc? It's a lot easier to do on a mac.

              /kidding

              "AntiTRUST?" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:ec6iho$o3r$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi,
              > I need to know is there is any code available in Java or Lingo which can
              > cause the system to Forcely/Immediately Shutdown or Freezes ???
              >
              > Regards,
              > Amir


              • 4. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
                Lukewig Level 1
                Dunno if its evil (its a documented function)
                -- Lingo syntax

                _system.shutDown()

                // JavaScript syntax
                _system.shutDown();

                Obviously not available in Shockwave.

                'Freezing' a computer might be evil... but many people installed Windows ME anyway

                -- Luke
                • 5. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
                  AntiTRUST� Level 1
                  Hi all,
                  Thanks for your reviews and replies. Basicallt i want to implement this function into my application only beucase, my applicaiton uses and edit some registry values from the user's system and if someone tries to change those values then my application freezes the user's system or restarts immediately.

                  This is why i wanted to know. But anyways, thanks a lot for this guys.

                  Regards,
                  Amir
                  • 6. Re: Any way around to freeze system??
                    Level 7
                    > Thanks for your reviews and replies. Basicallt i want to implement this
                    > function into my application only beucase, my applicaiton uses and edit
                    some
                    > registry values from the user's system and if someone tries to change
                    those
                    > values then my application freezes the user's system or restarts
                    immediately.
                    >
                    > This is why i wanted to know. But anyways, thanks a lot for this guys.

                    Why not just have the program quit and not run if the reg values are
                    changed? I can understand wanting to annoy people trying to pirate your
                    software, but a force reboot or a system freeze is just a bit excessive.
                    It's easy enough to make the program just not run without crashing your
                    computer. Just call a "halt" on the startMovie if the reg values have been
                    tampered with. Bam, no program for you. Much better than actually forcing
                    the whole system to crash.