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System Check virus?

By Timock
Jan 11, 2012
  1. Timock

    Timock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I press control alt delete and a pop up box appears Says

    Task Manager

    Task Manager has been disable by your administrator

    I then click okay and the box closes
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

    That's a subject to another of my guides: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/49859-missing-items-from-main-start-menu-window-fix/

    As for Task Manager download and run this little utility: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/restore-task-manager-regedit-and-folder-options-disabled-by-virus/
    Checkmark ONLY Task Manager in that tool before running it.
     
  3. Timock

    Timock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

  5. Timock

    Timock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hey! Hope all is well

    Well, I ran that http://majorgeeks.com/RRT_Remove_Res...ool_d5635.html and it worked fine. Ive followed your other instructions and it looks like I will have to manually restore hidden file and folders, the option nearest to my own is

    Windows Vista 32-bit US English
    http://download.blee...32-sm-reset.exe

    But is a concern to me before I run it, is that its US English, and I'm over in the UK, will this version run ok ? or is there a euro/ uk version I should run ?
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

    I don't know what you're saying.
     
  7. Timock

    Timock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Sorry,

    At this link http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...-hiddendeleted-by-a-virus/#hyperanchor1.3://a[%40id%3D%26quot%3Bentry167099%26quot%3B]%2Ffollowing-sibling%3A%3Adiv[1]%2Fdiv[2]%2Fdiv[1]%2Fspan[12]%2Fstrong[1]%2Fspan[1]%280%29%283%29%28Inc%29%26%2F%2Fa[%40id%3D%26quot%3Bentry167099%26quot%3B]%2Ffollowing-sibling%3A%3Adiv[1]%2Fdiv[2]%2Fdiv[1]%2Fspan[12]%2Fstrong[1]%2841%29%283%29%28y%29%3A%29

    I'm following How to restore Start menu and files hidden/deleted by a virus - METHOD 3 - manual

    "If, for any reason, Method 1, or Method 2 don't work you can"...

    So out of the options available I would choose

    Windows XP Pro 32-bit US English
    http://download.blee...it-sm-reset.exe

    But because it is US English, I'm not sure if it will run, as I guess my windowsXP is Euro not US edition. I'm was wondering whether it would work on my computer, or if there was a English edition. Or it simply doesn't matter. Hope thats cleared up my query.
     
  8. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

    It doesn't matter.
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

    The issue seems to be resolved.
     
  10. Timock

    Timock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hello :wave: I've been trying for some time to How to restore Start menu and files hidden/deleted by a virus, using what you wrote here http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...-hiddendeleted-by-a-virus/#hyperanchor1.3://a[%40id%3D%26quot%3Bentry167099%26quot%3B]%2Ffollowing-sibling%3A%3Adiv[1]%2Fdiv[2]%2Fdiv[1]%2Fspan[12]%2Fstrong[1]%2Fspan[1]%280%29%283%29%28Inc%29%26%2F%2Fa[%40id%3D%26quot%3Bentry167099%26quot%3B]%2Ffollowing-sibling%3A%3Adiv[1]%2Fdiv[2]%2Fdiv[1]%2Fspan[12]%2Fstrong[1]%2841%29%283%29%28y%29%3A%29

    I'm having to follow the "In case, program's link shows as (empty):" guide at the bottom.

    When I try do the following

    • Open Windows Explorer, navigate to Avast folder in Program Files
    • Right click on Avast ".exe" file, click "Create shortcut": Copy that shortcut, go back to Start menu.
    • Right click on avast!Free Antivirus, click "Paste".
    • You'll see Avast shortcut recreated replacing (empty) entry.

    I am unable to paste, When I right click the options I get are
    • open
    • explore
    • delete
    • rename
    • sort by name
    • properties.

    The weird thing is when I click on properties to begin with Avast for instance, where the shortcut is already there. But for a programme such as adobe, I'm following the above route and its not creating a short cut.

    I have also tried the following

    Alternatively....
    ...you paste that shortcut in:
    (XP) - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Avast

    still doesn't work ?:confused: If I'm using the above method do I still have to use AppPaths. Please help me out, again.
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,747   +342

    Some programs may need to be reinstalled to fix shortcut issue.
     

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