Task Manager/System Restore Problems

By caseyjones
Jun 15, 2007
  1. My computer got some kind of trojan virus and when I press ctrl+alt+del to go to the task manager...it's gray meaning I can't click on it. Also my system restore doesn't work. It says that it has been removed from my OS. I have Windows Xp Professional, I know the best thing to do would be to wipe my hard drive and reinstall windows...but I don't have the cds. Any suggestions as how to get these functions working again would be awesome. Thanks.
  2. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Sounds like you're still infected.

    To get your Task Manager back go to:

    Start > Run,Type "gpedit.msc"
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.
    Set Remove Task Manager to Disabled.

    Run a full virus scan/clean (If you don't have an AV product installed, then use http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ or http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html)

    Run a spyware scan, if you don't have one then download something like Bulletproof Spyware Remover http://www.bulletproofsoft.com/

    Scan your machine and get rid of those blighters!

    Don't use System Restore as you'll only restore the virus...
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