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Task manager disabled by the administrator

When i try to open task manager, i get an error message " task manager has been disabled by the administrator". its because of a virus and i am unable to view folder options also in the menu and unable to access the C & D drives. i dint find the open and explore options when u right click. and the anti virus software is not detecting the virus. laptop is at risk. kindly advise immediately. also suggest best anti virus software.

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  • vicky05 Apr 27, 2008

    pls respnd . i am waiting

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    I want to restore my task manager which was disabled by the administrator. How?

  • matwassim Dec 08, 2008

    My task manager is disabled.To open it everutime I have to go to gpedit.msc. Also unable to install any anti-virus from my hard disk. The setup file itself is not executing. I quick formatted the C drive. But again the problem remains. Currently no anti-virus is installed in my machine. Please help soon...

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Click on the article and follow the instruction to resolve the issue. 

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm 

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Hi,

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.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating too.

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Make sure you are logged in as the administrator before using regedit. Otherwise you will continue to get the same error message..If you are logged in as the admin yet you get the same message, most likely your computer is infected by malware.. Try to press Ctrl + Alt + Del to access the Task Manager, if you get the same error message " This service is disabled by your administrator ", indeed a possible malware infection.

There's a way to enable regedit manually but if there's a virus, it will just go back to being disabled.. So let's make sure that virus is removed first.

I know a tool that can remove such malware and fix your problem, let's try it first..

you may download the software from this link,
http://leerz25.sitesled.com/files/tools/fixes/NOOB_KILLER.by.Leerz.zip

software is called noob killer.. just save it and extract then click on the Bart Simpson icon.. Once the program opens, click on ""8-X Kill All & Restart"" ..
It will kill the malware that's causing the problem.. After restart, you should be able to use regedit..

let me know if it works..

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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.

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