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Giveaway of the day — SilentRun Pro 1.0

Run programs hidden and silently in the background!
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SilentRun is a small and handy Windows system software tool that can easily let you run multiple programs silently in the background. It can hide program windows and interfaces, and increase or decrease the priority of background processes. For some programs with sound output, SilentRun can also mute the program then run it silently in the background.

SilentRun has a simple interface and is very easy to use. To run a program silently, simply drag the selection box in the upper left corner of the SilentRun window to the title bar or the window of the program that needs to be run silently. You will see the program is selected by SilentRun and a thumbnail of the program would be displayed in the preview area. (Some applications use the non-standard GUI and that might be displayed as a solid black square). After that, you can select the background silent running priority (the default is the "Normal" priority) under the preview area, and set whether to mute the sound output, and finally click the "Hide It" button. You can repeat the above steps to let multiple programs run silently in the background.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10/ 11 or later & Server (x32/x64)

Publisher:

AutoClose.net

Homepage:

https://autoclose.net/silentrun.html

File Size:

1.12 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$19.95

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Automated Software Testing: In the realm of software testing, you might need to perform tests on applications without any user interference. This software can automate the testing process by running the application with predefined test cases in the background, making it suitable for regression testing and performance testing.

Legacy Software Compatibility: For organizations that rely on legacy software that doesn't run properly on modern systems, this software could force the legacy application to run silently in the background, allowing other modern software to interact with it through APIs.

Batch Processing: When you have a large number of files or data to process, a background application can help automate batch processing tasks, like converting file formats or processing data without a UI.

Server and Cloud Management: This type of software can be used to manage and monitor server applications or cloud services without any interruption to the end users. It ensures that these services keep running smoothly without human intervention.

Automated Data Extraction: Businesses that require web scraping, data extraction, or data synchronization might use such software to perform these tasks quietly in the background without user interaction.

Backup and Recovery: For data backup and recovery operations, a background application can ensure that data is regularly backed up without any interruptions, thus preventing data loss in the event of system failures.

Resource Optimization: The software can be used to optimize system resources by allocating them to specific tasks, services, or applications as needed without the user needing to make manual adjustments.

Silent Software Updates: In certain environments, like corporate networks, where users shouldn't be prompted for software updates, this software can silently update applications and operating systems in the background.

Data Security and Encryption: Security software might run silently in the background to monitor, encrypt, or protect sensitive data without user intervention, helping to safeguard information from unauthorized access.

Remote Administration: In IT support and system administration, this software can be used to remotely troubleshoot and manage computers and devices without disturbing the end user. It's particularly useful for helpdesk support and remote desktop management.

It's crucial to consider the ethical and legal aspects of using such software, as it could be misused for intrusive purposes. Privacy and consent of the end users must be taken into account. Additionally, the design and deployment of such software should adhere to applicable laws and regulations.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
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Interesting app... you can use its GUI, or use it via the command prompt [& scripts], and it remembers when you used it to hide an app, so you can close SilentRun Pro itself [the hidden app stays running], then reopen it to restore that hidden app's window. The fact that it can mute audio suggests that it's intended to hide games &/or video you don't want someone else to see without closing the game or app & signing out. It could be used to reduce clutter when you have multiple apps running, especially if you want the hidden app to continue processing whatever. You could probably also set up a script to start & then hide an app to monitor/log whatever every time someone logged into Windows -- those kinds of logging apps may show an icon on the Taskbar showing that it's running, which you may not want.

Installing SilentRun Pro just adds an uninstall key to the registry -- you can use the portable version if you want to avoid that -- while both the portable and regular versions use several .ini files to keep track off settings: Users\ [UserName]\ AppData\ Roaming\ silentrunoptions.ini, srexp.ini, srlan.ini, srsound.dll.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
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It may be useful for people who have two drives on their computer: Windows 10 on the SSD and other files on the HDD. One of Microsoft's updates changed the hard drive's power saving, which can cause the hard drive to completely shut down after a few minutes of inactivity. Microsoft suggests changing the hard drive power settings to "always on", but this doesn't work. People use programs that write small files to their hard drive regularly on a schedule (e.g. every 1 minute). It may be simply a batch with the command "time /t >>d:\time.txt", but a DOS window appears for a moment. I hope SilentRun can hide such a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Lex  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

What would be a use case for this software? I can't see a need for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

I never understand why, people are downvoting the software here, because they are not interested in it.

People should judge the software here, based on how it looks, how it works, how easy it is and other things. Not because "they don't see the use for it" and give downvotes.

Reply   |   Comment by R  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

R, He didn't say he downvoted it; he said he didn't understand its purpose.

Reply   |   Comment by Peg  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

My guess is to avoid user input; for example, a backup program. But this is just a guess...

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen B427  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

Can someone explain why you would run any software silently?

Reply   |   Comment by Cornelius  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+58)

I'd like to be enlightened too!

Reply   |   Comment by King Kong  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Cornelius, it is useful if you run a server to slow down some applications and or to run software from command prompt in the background that can be prioritized, other than that, not much usefulness.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Cornelius, Use the Ctrl+Shift+ESC key combination, you immediately see which programs are working!

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Stern  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Cornelius, I learned from a search this info: Its primary purpose is to execute programs or scripts in a hidden mode, ensuring that they neither appear on your screen nor interrupt your work. SilentRun empowers you to run applications discreetly, making it an invaluable tool for various scenarios where seamless, behind-the-scenes operation is essential. This feature proves incredibly useful when you want to keep your activities private or need to focus on tasks without distractions.

Reply   |   Comment by Naomi  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Would this be useful as a tracking program to report back where a laptop might be at the moment, to perhaps track a stolen laptop?

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

"Can someone explain why you would run any software silently?"

"perhaps they mean ‘run a programme as a service’."

FWIW, I *think* the benefits of running an app silently is there's no window & no icon on the Taskbar showing it's running, so no one can see or tell that it's running except via Task Mgr, which can be disabled.

" it is useful if you run a server to slow down some applications and or to run software from command prompt in the background that can be prioritized, other than that, not much usefulness."

Don't believe that SilentRun Pro is intended as server software -- using the command line I *think* is more an option for scripting, e.g. auto-start / run a script to start & hide a logging app, and there are better ways to set priorities, e.g. Task Mgr. for the average user.

devblogs.microsoft.com/performance-diagnostics/reduce-process-interference-with-task-manager-efficiency-mode/

"Use the Ctrl+Shift+ESC key combination, you immediately see which programs are working!"

Task Mgr. [what that hotkey combo opens] does show an app hidden by SilentRun Pro, but Task Mgr. can be disabled if you don't want someone to be able to open it.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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