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Virus My task manager is not working , virus attacked regedit is also not working

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  • jmwagwabi Jun 24, 2008

    my task manager has been disabled i cant access it,i cant access my control panel and my hard drive too.

  • bimite Aug 05, 2008

    pl help. regedit is not working & taskmanager also not working



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Open regedt32 from run and delete the policies from Hkey local machine\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies

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Open and download Norton2007(Anti Virus) or u Can Try With E-Scan (Antivirus)




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I am using Windows XP SF3. I guess my laptop is attacked with a nasty virus as it has disabled my task manager, regedit and it doesnt even allow me to use any antivirus programs like mcfee, avast, panda,...

Norton Anti Virus is possibly the only programme that will be successful in removing the virus.
Unfortunately XP is not supported by a lot of manufacturers any more but as you have SP3 you could be lucky when downloading updated drivers from the manufacturers web site.
Run avti virus first and then CHKDSK/F to attempt to repair the errors left by the virus.
Hope this helps.

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Enable the Registry Editor, Task Manager and Folder Options Disabled by Viru

Virus attack is common these days and we often come across the problems like Disabled Folder Options or like Task Manager and Regedit disabled by Administrator. These problems are nothing but virus activities. The virus has infected our system and stopping us from accessing these options.
Pressing keys Ctrl+Alt+Del opens up a dialog saying that “Task Manager has been disabled by your Administrator” whereas you are the Administrator yourself. It becomes very annoying when you think that you can fix this problem by going into the Registry Editor but it doesn’t show up. Even the Folder Options gets disabled.
This problem is generally caused by a virus named “Brontok” but don’t worry just use RRT (Remove Restrictions Tool) that can easily solve this problem. RRT is free and can successfully enable:
1. Folder Options
2. Regedit (Registry Editor)
3. Task Manager
4. Show Hidden Files option
The tool will come more useful if you use it in Safe Mode.
Download RRT

on Nov 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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'Task Manager' and 'regedit' cannot be opened.

it arises from the policy fault
type gpedit.msc in run and disable the component that seems to be faulty.

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hi friend chk ths
You are right that this is because of a virus attack. The virus has changed somethign in the registry. Follow the below methods: Method 1:Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box. Go to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1. Now you’re all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect. Method 2:1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R) 2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”. 3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL 4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key. 5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1. 6. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally. Enjoy! 

Apr 25, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My task manager has been disabled due to virus attack. help me

There is a registry hack to enable or disable Windows NT TaskManager. The same registry hack applies to Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

As part of the enhanced management available in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, rather than risking a registry change, as an administrator you can enable or disable Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro's TaskManager using Group Policy Editor. This can be applied to the local policy. Note: if you are trying to override your organizations group policy, you can't. As soon as you re-authenticate to the domain, the domain or OU Group Policy will rewrite the registry setting. But if the TaskManager was accidently disabled or you need to control this item for a set of standalone boxes this is for you:
  • Click Start
  • Click Run
  • Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK
  • In the Group Policy settings window
    • Select User Configuration
    • Select Administrative Templates
    • Select System
    • Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
    • Select Remove Task Manager
    • Double-click the Remove Task Manager option
And as I mentioned above, since the policy is Remove Task Manager, by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.

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My taskmanager has been disabled by virus

Method 1 Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

Method 2 Download and run this REG fix and double-click it.
Method 3
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following branch:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System
  • In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
  • Close Regedit.exe
Method 4: Using Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
  • Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  • Navigate to this branch:
User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager
  • Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
  • Set the policy to Not Configured.

Feb 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Jan 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Pendrive is write protected......!!!!

1st your pendrive
your pendrive is infected with Autorun.inf virus
to remove this virus install malwarebytes and scan your whole system as well as your pendrive

If the above method is not work

Try to format in other operating system like vista or in 7
but not in xp because in vista and 7 you can force format your pendrive..

2nd your task manager
visit the website and download task manager and registery fix (it is only work in windows xp)

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Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't display task manager


welcome to Fixya,

you have a virus that name brontox if I'm not mistaken.

update or upgrade your anti virus. and free upgraded anti virus can help, like AVG 8.0

but your have big problem because when the anti virus trigger the dos mode it will automatically shut down your PC. like when you open your task manager or run the command prompt. so try this thing out and what happen.

Dec 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hide task manager

hi dear

start menu, run
type regedit

find this....

change dword to 000000000


Mar 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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