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Simplistic and portable piece of software that helps you instantly hide windows with a predefined hotkey combination and check out details about each hidden app

editor's review





Privacy is an important aspect that most users take into account when browsing the Internet or when working, therefore many applications that try to protect it were created. Keeping opened windows from prying eyes is a task for which Zhider was especially designed.

Hide running programs

This lightweight tool aims to offer its users a means of putting away from sight any running app that has a GUI. Zhider itself runs in the background and only a key combination will bring it up and into focus.

The advantages of being portable

A great thing about this program is that it doesn't require installation. This means you can easily carry it with you on any portable storage device and run it on any PC to enhance your privacy. Plus, it doesn't leave any traces in the Windows registry.

Use hotkeys for accessing the app

Only through the use of hotkeys does this software make its functions available, but as soon as you manage to reach the main window, you can use the menus and choose the commands you need. When you have Zhider in list mode, you will be able to view details for every hidden item.

Hide, unhide and remove utilities

Managing the concealed applications is a pretty straightforward job. You can view each window's ID, the visibility status, name and class as well. Also, the commands for hiding, unhiding and removing apps from the list are at hand.

Command-line support

For those who prefer console usage, Zhider is capable of running via command-line, provided that a few parameters are known.

There is an advantage when using this method, namely the possibility to leave out DLL injection so the hidden windows will not be invisible from Task Manager as well. Another plus for command-line usage is the ability to run a process silently and have it hidden upon launch.

Bottom line

To sum things up, it's safe to say that Zhider does quite well what it's supposed to and can keep your most important application windows away from prying eyes.

ZHider was reviewed by Olivian Puha
Last updated on July 25th, 2014
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