Process Hacker and Windows discussion


Restarting a process gets admin rights.

01 Oct 2019 14:17

When I restart a process with Process Hacker which is running as admin,the restarted process gets admin rights and it often starts misbehaving.
Just a simple example.
1.Open Notepad
2.Restart the process

Now notepad will be running as admin(elevation becomes from Limited to Full)
Is it possible this to not happen
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Re: Restarting a process gets admin rights.

12 Mar 2020 07:34

This is a documented feature in latetest nightly:
[Window Title]
Process Hacker

[Main Instruction]
Do you want to restart notepad.exe?

The process will be restarted with the same command
line and working directory, but if it is running under a
different user it will be restarted under the current
user. Are you sure you want to continue?

[Restart] [Cancel]