Show Windows is the command-line tool to manage Windows opened by all running Processes on your system.
In addition to showing open Windows, it does little more. Here are some of the things that you can do with ShowWindows,
- View all open Windows/Apps
- Windows opened by particular User
- Windows opened by particular Process
- Search for Windows with specified Title
- Close the Window
- Kill the selected Process
In Penetration Testing environment, it can help you to discover all kind of activities happening on the target system. Instead of just plain listing of running processes, open Windows list can reveal more interesting details. For example, Files currently opened by the user, what songs/videos being played, what websites being watched etc.
‘Show Windows’ is available in both 32 bit & 64 bit versions. It works on all Windows Platforms starting from Windows XP to latest version, Windows 8.
Examples of ShowWindows
//Show all open windows
//List all open windows belonging to process id 1000
ShowWindows.exe -p 1000
//List all open windows belonging to user admin
ShowWindows.exe -u “admin”
//Close the Window with title ‘Mozilla Firefox’
ShowWindows.exe -c “Mozilla Firefox”
//Kill the Process with PID 1000
ShowWindows.exe -k 1000