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Disabled task manager

The task manager of my desktop was disabled..
maybe its a virus or something..

what can i do to fix it?

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Re: disabled task manager

It is a virus, you can fix it in two ways .

1.) you can download AVG free antivirus
and Super anti spyware both are free programs
update them and run them.. use google to find them..

2.) you can restore your computer to a previous date,
one which it was working
Click Start / all programs / acessories / system tools / system restore


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Re: disabled task manager

Try selecting the run option under the start menu. type in "gpedit.msc" and go to User Configuration, then Administrative Templates, next System, and next Ctrl+Alt+Deleve Options. Choose Remove Task Manager and double click the Remove Task Manager option. Disable this, and restart the computer. a shortcut for the task manager is Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

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Task Manager is disabled. We want to enable the Task manager in my computer

If it (Task Manager) was not disabled by the Administrator (in case your computer is on a network), you can easily enable the it. But you need to know that this could also be done by viruses. As we know, this issue is often created by virus. So I would suggest you to run a full system Scan using an updated antivirus (for this problem, I would recommend you to use Avira free antivirus, you can download it from avirafreeantivirus).

To enable the Task Manager, follow the below instructions:
Click “Start” > “Run” and type in “gpedit.msc” (without qoutes) and press Enter.

Group Policy Editor window will open, once it’s opened, follow the steps by clicking your mouse as labeled here (sequence 1, 2.....):


Once you double click the "Remove Task Manager", another window will pop up, click your mouse as labelled below (Sequence..):


After you are done, close the Group Policy Editor and go check your task manager, hurray, it's working.

But that's the end, the problem may return if your system is infected by virus, so don’t forget to run a Full System Virus Scan using an updated antivirus.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Aug 11, 2010 | Operating Systems


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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Windows does not open. task manager is disabled

the easiest way to get taskmanager working is to use Smitfraud fix located here

download and run "clean" and when it asks if you want to clean the registry press "Y" for yes this works 95% of the time there will be a side effect where your clock will show military time, to fix go to control panel and select "regional and Langauge" settings (something to that effect) and then go under "regional settings" should be the default tab, click on customize then select the time tab, and under time select the following option ""hh:mm:ss tt""

let me know if u need anymore help


Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Full...

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Virus problem


this is a great online virus scan (free)

also here are steps to fix the task manager problem.

Thanks and good luck.

May 05, 2009 | IBM Operating Systems

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My task manager has been disabled by administration

dear sir,

i wish i could help u in dis matter, but it is impossible to have task manager again.
Ur computer is affected by TROJAN virus and it has disabled it, if u r able to remove virus, then also there is about 5% of possibilty of recovering it. but u shud try with an updated antivirus n if it dont work out, reinstall d windows


Jan 20, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Task manager disabled by the administrator


To regain access to your Task Manager and Folder Options, the quickest remedy for the moment would be to download and run RRT.exe. It is "Remove Restriction Tool" and available here.

For Anti-Virus, you can try AntiVir by Avira available here. Additionally, you may want to download and install Lavasoft's Ad-Aware here. Upon download, install and update. Thereafter run a full scan. Pls follow on screen instructions.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 27, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Task manager


If you are certain that you are logged on as administrator or has administrator privileges, then a virus is preventing your opening of the Task Manager. Additionally, the same virus is likewise preventing access to the Folder Option and the MSCONFIG function.

Of course the correct solution would be to run a full deep virus scan and delete detected ones. You can also try running RRT.exe to force access to the above functions.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Mar 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Serious TaskManager Problem!!

Task Manager can be disabled by 2 main ways..
[1] Either there is a virus on your machine--
[2]Or It was manually disabled.
--The 1st solution is to get an anti virus which is up to date and run a virus scan to delete the viruses that maybe present.

--The second solution is that on your START MENU, click on "run".
On 'run' type "gpedit.msc"..
Under the "User Configuration" , click on " Administrative Templates"..
Then you double click on "system" .Double click on "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"... Double Click on " Remove Task Manager" and click on "Disable"... Click on "Apply" and "Ok"
Your Task Manager should now work !!!

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Registry Editor, Task manager, Command Prompt Disabled

hi, your computer is attacked by virus .install some antivirus and scan the system to resolve this problem .

Dec 17, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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