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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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    Louie Role May 01, 2008

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating too.

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I have to desabled my task manager permanently,. but how??????


To disable task manager permanently you will need to follow these instructions carefully, REMEMBER; here you are in the REGISTRY and mistakes may cost the operating system to crush:: Go to this page and download a small GUI. This small GUI (Graphical User Interface) utility allows you to easily enable or disable Task Manager. The only time its useful, or effective, is when you see this error message when you try to use Task Manager. OR
Disable Task Manager Task Manager has setting controls that anable for users to start and Task programs and view processes, running applications and make changes to the priority or state of the individual processes. To disable it you will need to do the following :
Click "start" click "Run" type "regedit" enter this opens your registry then find the key below.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
Create a new DWORD valued named "DisableTaskMgr" and set it to= "1" to disable Task Manager. to re-enable it set it to= "0" Don't forget you may need to log off for the changes to take effect.

Apr 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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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.
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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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My task manager doesn't work anymore can u help me fix this?


Try this:

If Task Manager has been disabled, you can re-enable it if you have administrator privileges on the computer.
To enable Task Manager on a computer running Windows Vista Home Basic or Windows Vista Home Premium This procedure requires you to edit the registry. An incorrect change to your computer's registry could render your computer inoperable. We strongly recommend that you back up the registry before making any changes. For more information, see Back up the registry.
  1. Open the Registry Editor by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, typing regedit into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Navigate to the following location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  3. Double-click System, double-click DisableTaskMgr, change Value data to 0, and then click OK.
To enable task Manager on a computer running other editions of Windows Vista
  1. Click the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, type gpedit.msc in the search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Under User Configuration, double-click Administrative Templates.
  3. Double-click System, and then click Crtl+Alt+Del Options.
  4. Double-click Remove Task Manager, click Disabled, and then click OK.
or you're computer might be infected by a virus, if you're not the one who disabled the task manager.

Try to scan your computer also.

May 08, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Disabled task manager


1. Verity that the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy" doesn’t block you from using

"Task Manager".

1.1 "Local Group Policy"

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "Gpedit.msc" and press on "Enter" button.

b. Navigate to "User Configuration" -> "Administrative Templates" -> "System" -> "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"

c. In the right side of the screen verity that "Remove Task Manager"" option set to "Disable" or "Not Configured".

d. Close "Gpedit.msc" MMC.

e. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "gpupdate /force" and press on "Enter" button.

Note: If you are using Windows 2000, please follow KB q227302 instead stage "e".

Using SECEDIT to Force a Group Policy Refresh Immediately
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q227302/


1.2 "Domain Group Policy"

a. Contact you local IT support team.


2. Verity correct registry settings::

a. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "regedit" and press on "Enter" button.


Warning: Modifying your registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
Always backup your files before doing this registry hack.

b. Navigate to the following registry keys and verity that following settings set to default:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DisableCAD"=dword:00000000

c. Reboot the computer.

May 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Registry Edit


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..

May 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Some Virus has disable the aministrative rights form PC


I need some more information

Q1.do you get any kind of a messagewhen you try to open task manager?
Q2. do you get the same message when you try to open control panel?
Q3 Did you tried safe mode?
you can go to safe mode by pressing f8 on a restart.

please revert back so that i can give you the solution
Thanks & Regards
Tech 77

Jul 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Task manager


Hi,

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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