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#include <Windows.h>
#include <tlhelp32.h>
#include <stdio.h>
int main(void){
int pid = 0;
char target[] = "main.exe";
//Create a snapshot of currently running processes
HANDLE snap = CreateToolhelp32Snapshot(TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS, 0);
//Some error handling in case we failed to get a snapshot of running processes
//Declare a PROCESSENTRY32 variable
// Set the size of the structure before using it.
pe32.dwSize = sizeof(PROCESSENTRY32);
// Retrieve information about the first process and exit if unsuccessful
if(!Process32First(snap, &pe32) )
CloseHandle(snap); // clean the snapshot object
//Cycle through Process List
do {
//Uncomment line below if you want your program to spit out every single list
//Comparing two strings containing process names for 'equality'
if(strcmp(pe32.szExeFile, target)==0) {
pid = pe32.th32ProcessID;
} while (Process32Next(snap, &pe32));
//Clean the snapshot object to prevent resource leakage
if(pid != 0){
printf("The process ID of process %s is %d", target, pid);
} else {
printf("Process '%s' not found. Exiting¡­", target);
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