"regedit' or taskmgr it says its already in use by another program

By florio169
Feb 11, 2007
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  1. Can someone help me or direct me to the right place.

    When i GO to start and run "regedit' or taskmgr it says its already in use by another program

    also when i hit ctrl+alt+delete it does nothing


    what do i do??
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Your problem may be caused by an infection of some description.

    Go and read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    If it turns out your system is infected, I`ll move this thread to the Security forum.

    Regards Howard :)

    P.S. I`ve changed your thread title to something more descriptive. Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
  3. florio169

    florio169 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have no idea what that means
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Click on the blue link in my post above(where is says HERE) and follow the instructions in the thread that appears.

    What I`m saying is your computer may very well be infected with a virus etc.

    Once I`ve seen your HJT log, I`ll have a better idea of what`s wrong and hopfully, how it can be fixed.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. florio169

    florio169 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    its not infected what do i do
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Do yourself a favour and post the HJT log I requested. I`ll let you know whether your system is infected or not. Personally, I think it probably is, as I`ve seen your problem lots of times. If it turns out it isn`t infected, we`ll look at other possibilities.

    Regards Howard :)
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