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Tracking a Program's Usage

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Submitted on: 8/21/2018 1:13:38 AM
By: ICE 
Level: Beginner
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     This program is intended to show / teach How to track a programs usage, As in when it was used, how long it has been used, the time it was last used & how many times it has been used. It keeps a record in the registry using a API function. This is an example of 1 of the ways they can spy on people, However tracking is 1000 times more rampant on cell phones with all the BS Apps that have way to many hidden Apps in the Apps, That is 1 reason alone that I will never ever have a cell phone & why I agree in the right to privacy... I have 6 or 7 more programs in mind that would also fall under the category of " Tracking & Recording a Programs Usage " .... Programs like, as I call them as seen in the following list,,, Using a One-Time Password,,, Performing a One-Time Initialization,,, a Tip of the Day (may do this in an old school style),,, Save & Restore Settings,,, Reading Unusual Registry Keys,,, Reading Internationalization Keys,,, How to List Subkeys within a Key,,, But those can wait a bit as I have a few others in mind before I get to them Plus I am working on a game (my version of a board game I played when I was a teenager),,, My next upload might be a program to test a persons typing speed (LOL I'm a slow typer LOL) back in high school whoever took a class that used type writers had a typing speed test seeing how many words they could type in a minute, Put my version will have a twist it will be in a backwards style... In early versions of Windows, programs stored configuration information in initialization files. With the introduction of Windows 95, Microsoft declared that programs should store configuration information in the system registry. Visual Basic provides commands that make using the registry in simple ways, easy. I'll try to explain some of the ways to use some of those commands & some API functions a program can use to make more sophisticated use of the registry. The intent of the registry is to store information for a program when it's not being used (run). One way a program can use the registry to track usage information. This program is an example of how a program can use the registry to record, store & track when a program is used/run & how many times the program has been used/ran, the last time it was used, and the total time it has been used in the past,

 
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