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Say I have process explorer showing me that I have an app called EvilAppsRUs.exe running.

I kill it, but it just starts up again. I have checked to make sure it does not have a service (by right clicking->Properties on it in Process Explorer).

So, I am fairly sure there is another process out there (maybe called something benign like DisplayDriver.exe) that is starting (and restarting) EvilAppsRUs.exe.

How can I find out what the name of the process that is restarting the evil process is?

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Try this SO question:… – Zac B Jan 24 '13 at 17:58
have you tried process monitor it's an utility that show in detail everything in relation with process, something like ps auxf in linux, if you try and it works please tell me to post this as an answer! – poz2k4444 Jan 24 '13 at 18:36
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On Windows, Using process monitor may help you. There, the Process tree tool shows relationship between processes

You can give it a quick try In the Official Page ..

A very usefull real time. Process Monitor...

Hope it helps you

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Turns out Process Explorer has it as well. It is on the "Image" page of the properties of the process. – Vaccano Jan 25 '13 at 17:23

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