Process Hacker Discussion Forum

 
User avatar
TETYYS
Contributor
Posts: 517
Joined: 23 Apr 2013 10:37
OS: Win 10 x64

Rebrand to "System Informer"?

22 Jun 2022 11:37

What happened with Process Hacker? Why did it need a rebrand apart from the fact that word "hacker" = bad to general public? Does that mean the project now has more influence from some other people or companies? How does microsoft and their policy on blocking Process Hacker fit in here? How did partnering/giving Process Hacker to a consulting company give a green light to KProcessHacker 3?
 
processhackerfan1
New User
Posts: 1
Joined: 07 May 2016 16:49

Re: Rebrand to "System Informer"?

02 Jul 2022 17:24

I was wondering the same thing, what they have available for explanation is available here, hopefully they'll add a FAQ or something:
!!!ATTENTION!!! Please Read Before Opening Issues - Migration Underway #1286
 
User avatar
dmex
Admin
Posts: 1703
Joined: 17 Jan 2011 05:43

Re: Rebrand to "System Informer"?

07 Jul 2022 12:46

TETYYS wrote: 22 Jun 2022 11:37
What happened with Process Hacker?
The same as Netscape when it was renamed Firefox.
TETYYS wrote: 22 Jun 2022 11:37
Why did it need a rebrand apart from the fact that word "hacker" = bad to general public?
Microsoft hard-coded filenames and version strings into the kernel so a rename become mandatory.. 35 other companies followed Microsoft's lead and started intentionally crashing the machine or blocking binaries so the rename/rebranding is required.
TETYYS wrote: 22 Jun 2022 11:37
Does that mean the project now has more influence from some other people or companies?
Yes, Alex Ionescu.
TETYYS wrote: 22 Jun 2022 11:37
How does microsoft and their policy on blocking Process Hacker fit in here?
How did partnering/giving Process Hacker to a consulting company give a green light to KProcessHacker 3?
Alex is very well known in the industry... Microsoft employees will have an extremely hard time convincing anyone his software is malicious.
 
User avatar
TETYYS
Contributor
Posts: 517
Joined: 23 Apr 2013 10:37
OS: Win 10 x64

Re: Rebrand to "System Informer"?

09 Jul 2022 16:16

🆒, hope for a v3 release!! wtf this emoji is so big how do i make it smaller