They check all running processes strings and if they find "AutoHotkey" the restriction applies and you MUST close all runing AHK instances in order to run those programs.
Devs, here is how to hide strings: http://create.stephan-brumme.com/hide-strings-executable/
There is a growing number of vendors restricting their executables from running along with AutoHotkey.
Some users use AHK to "cheat" on games and such. I use AHK to improve desktop usability and production.
I guess, soon I'll be leaving ahk behind because closing autohotkey scripts to run some programs and then reopen all scripts again afterwards is not a deal.
Please, along with
Please, provide an AutoHotkeyUH64.exe for a Hidden strings/signature executable.