Silent HTTP Request EXE

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$100 - $500

Project Description:
I need an EXE that when launched has no visible idendity on the screen. It can show up in the process list, but no frame, window, taskbar entry etc. The use cannot know that the exe has been launched unless they have task manager open.

The EXE should accept as a parameter the full path to another EXE and should shell execute and launch this EXE. If the target EXE is not present, it should not crash, or show an error, it should just continue.

The EXE should then have a hard coded url address and should send a http request to this url using a highlevel mechanism like xmlhttp, wininet, winhttp. It should send this via POST and you should provide details in yoru example on how to send parameters.

If anything is wrong with the HTTP request, the address is not there, or no internet is found, the application should not crash, show a message. It should just continue.

At this point, if the HTTP request is completed successfully or unsuccessfully, the application should test if can write to the currently logged in users "application data" folder. You must get this information from the OS, not hard coded and not from environment variables. Using the path the OS gives you, you should then create a "hidden" file called saqldata.dat. This file MUST be a hidden file. In this file you should just write 1 or 0. 1 indicates the http request was successful. 0 indicates that it was not.

When the app first launches, it should check if the file exists and read from it. If the value is 1 it should not send the http request, it should only launch the exe. IF the value is 0 or if the file does not exists, it should send the http request and launch the exe.

Note this software must run on windows 2000, windows xp, windows vista.

## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).

## Platform

Note this software must run on windows 2000, windows xp, windows vista.

Skills required:
C Programming, Engineering, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, Software Testing
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