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Task Manager repair and restore.

I have had many PC's come to the shop with task manager disabled.
To the skilled user this is frustrating and is often caused by malware, virus or simply, user error. Have no fear the fix is here!

Here's How:

1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type REGEDIT
4. Click OK The Registry Editor will now open
5. Browse to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\system
6. In the right pane, look for the value: DisableTaskMgr
7. Right click DisableTaskMgr and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
8. Now browse to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\policies\system
9. In the right pane, look for the value: DisableTaskMgr
10. Right click DisableTaskMgr and select Delete. (When prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete this value", select Yes.
11. Close the Registry by choosing File | Exit
12. You should now be able to access Task Manager. If not, reboot into Safe Mode and repeat the steps outlined above.

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My mom's computers task manager has been disabled and avg says no active components nor can I uninstall avg


go to start->run->gpedit.msc->user configuration->administrative templates->system->ctrl+alt+del option->remove task maneger->disabled

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Click on start then run
Type gpedit.msc then ok
Click + on administrative templates
Click + on system
Click on CTRL ALT DEL options
over to the right double click on remove task manager
Click on disabled then apply then ok
You will now have back taskmanager
This is normaly caused by malware you should if you havent already run an anti malware scan.
Malware Bytes is an excelent example of a scanner and is located here: www.malwarebytes.org get the free trial version its great.
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Well, your problem seems to be due to a virus attack. Certain virus disable your task manager. To solve this, scan your computer with a good antivirus software and remove the virus. But in most cases you won't be able to restore the task manager with the antivirus application. So the best method is to backup your documents on the the drive where OS is installed and reinstall your OS.

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Grab these programs they're all free.
download and install then run them...

1. Regprot run the RPAdmin make it active and install
http://www.diamondcs.com.au/freeutilities/regprot.php

2. Anti-Virus from www.pctools.com (free version one)
Run number 2 first it will update and scan the system.

3. Threat Fire from www.pctools.com (free version one) this adds another layer of protection from viruses, spyware and malware.

4. Firewall Plus from www.pctools.com (free version one)

These will run on Server, XP and Vista.

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You may get into advanced boot options by pressing F8 key during the boot, choose "Safe Mode". Choose Administrator account and change the user settings accordingly. Since you have concluded it caused by Virus, obtain a reliable antivirus and antispyware software. If issue persist perform system restore by choosing the earlier date that system was working fine. If you need further assistance please post your question.

Good Luck

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