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My XP task manager is disabled and it shows a dialog box with heading SAM, How can i remove it ?

I have XP sp2 my task manager has got disabled may be due to frequent use of pen drives some sort of worm or patch has got installed

Now every time i try to open the task manager it gets open for a fraction of second and then again goes blank after which i receive a message dialog box named SAM

How can i remove this worm ?

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Reboot your machine.

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