Task Manager Disabled Problem

By SepTiK
Jan 17, 2009
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  1. Hi i'm new here and i have a problem with the task manager , and when i alt+ctrl+del it says : "task manager has been disabled by your administrator"
    i tryed to enable it:

    run gpedit.msc
    under "User Configuration"
    go to "Administrative Templates"
    go to "System"
    go to "Ctrl+Alt+Del Options"
    double-click "Remove Task Manager" and select "Not Configured" or "Disabled"

    but after 20 sec if i open new program it dissapears again .I have this kind of problem with other windows programs, errors about been disabled by youre administrator , and ofc i'm on the Administrator Account . What To Do ?
  2. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    You likely have bad guys - go through the 8 step malware removal process pdq - gl
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Here are the standard Xp locations of Taskmgr.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\taskmgr.exe

    If running any of these does not work try each (or any one) of these options, restart and test again:

    1.
    What to do about Task Manager problems

    2.
    Task Manager Repair: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/TaskManager_Reset.reg

    3.
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm

    4.
    Download RatsCheddar, and tick all fields

    5.
    Start -> Run -> SFC /ScanNow (you will need your Windows CD, no Data will be lost)

    6.
    UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

    Please let me know which one worked :)


    Note: I agree that the most likely cause is Virus\Malware infection (ie last option)
  4. SepTiK

    SepTiK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i've restarted comp. to retest this :
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\taskmgr.exe
    and they still not work
    the first 1 says ...has been disabled by administrator
    and the other 2 (last ones) says : cannot find file :///c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386/taskmanager.exe

    Tryed the RatsCheddar didn't work :(
    SFC /ScanNow not worked .

    windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm not worked got eror at regedit ...

    Task Manager Repair: kellys-korner-xp.com/regs...ager_Reset.reg - not worked ...


    without Formating my hdd isn't it be posible to get rid of virus or what is it ? (cause i have 400 gb of GB of games movies programs etc)
    and if i really have to format it will i get ride of the task manager bug ? :-/
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    taskmanager.exe :confused:
    I never said that.

    Anyway, just try all of the above options
  6. SepTiK

    SepTiK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    sorry there i meant taskmgr.exe (still i tryed it again nothing ,bla bla disable by administrator :( )
    Edit : it will take a little but i will try
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    :grinthumb
  8. SepTiK

    SepTiK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i didn't do all u said but i instaled a malware anti-virus program , and it resulted this after the scan if it helps enter this link to see image i puted without http cause not high ranked img413.imageshack.us/img413/3193/malwaregifzf2.gif
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Ah huh
    So I hope you removed those found issues?

    So it looks as though it was Malware
    If I were you I'd follow the 8-Step Removal process in full
    (by the way, attaching a log will suffice, no need for pics)
  10. SepTiK

    SepTiK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i'm removing them now then :D and will read that 8step :)

    1 problem is that when i turn on avast it will automaticly shut down , removed capitals :(
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Remove Avast
    Avira (in the guide) is better anyway
  12. SepTiK

    SepTiK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    hi there back again i formated all my HDDs and if you could tell me what anti-virus should i use now and anti task manager buging and stuff like this i should use to securize my computer pls tell me fast :p
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