Re: Installer for IE plugin

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:45:27 -0400
Francis <> wrote:

I have created an Internet Explorer plugin and am now writing an
installer application. I would like my installer to close all IE
windows and restore them after installation. I know how to close the
windows, but I am clueless as to how to restore the session. Any
pointers on this?

You can't, in general. In many cases, session state is kept in so-called
session cookies, which are only maintained in memory. Once the process
terminates, they are gone.

Imagine that you are checking your email, or logging into a banking
site, from a public terminal in an Internet cafe or something. You are
done, you close the browser and leave. It would be bad if somebody could
walk to the computer right after you and somehow be able to log back
into your session.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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