Can't Access my Task Manager

By Fyfie
Oct 4, 2008
  1. Hey

    A few days ago I found out that I couldn't access my task manager, it seems to be grayed out wherever I try to select it, I went to run and ran the taskmgr.exe and it came up with an error saying it has been disabled by the administrator though this account is the administrator account. I made a new account and from there I was able to access it but still can't from my main account.
    I uploaded a Hijackthis log, so maybe someone could help me out because I don't understand it.

  2. manacloud1

    manacloud1 TS Rookie Posts: 21


    seems to me you got a nasty virus that disabled your task manager. Personally i would reformat because sometimes viruses like this disables more than just the taskmanger , but the run command and other important windows features.

    To enable task manager do the following:

    Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
    Navigate to this branch:
    User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager

    Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
    Set the policy to Not Configured.

    hope this helps.
  3. Fyfie

    Fyfie TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thankyou so much, it worked, I'm probably not going to reformat my computer but try to get it with AVG and if that doesn't do anything I guess I'll have to.
    But thankyou so much for your help!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    This program would have done the same thing, with no manual registry editing
    You may still want to run it, to confirm all settings are default

    Download RatsCheddar

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.
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