Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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My computer was recently attacked by a Trojan Virus.

But I was able to fix it with the use of antivirus software installed on my Windows XP computer.

The problem is that after that attack, I can’t seem to access my task manager. When I right-click on the task manager itself, the option for this was greyed out. And even if I try opening it on the command prompt, I am still having error that it was disabled by my administrator.

task manager has been disabled by your administrator

How can I restore back my task manager?

Please help.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112825

Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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This normally happens when your computer has been infected with a Virus, Trojan Virus, or Spyware. There is a restriction placed for the user to stop them from accessing the Task Manager. There are several ways to re-enable it again. But before following the steps below, please made a backup or a restore point to ensure that you can still go back to your old settings.
 
Method A. Enabling the Task Manager using the Group Policy Editor in windows XP Pro:
 
  1. Click Start>Run> Then type gpedit.msc and then click OK.
  2. Expand the Administrative Templates.
  3. Expand the System and then click Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  4. Locate Remove Task Manager in the right pane and double –click it.
  5. Choose to Not Configured and click OK.
  6. Close the Group Policy Window.
 
Method B. Enabling the Task Manager through the Run Line:
 
  • Click Start > Run and then type the following command and then press Enter:
  • REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Method C. Enabling the Task Manager using Registry REG file:
 
  1. Click Start > Run and then type Notepad and press Enter.
  2. Copy the text below and paste it then Save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:0000000
 
3. Double-click the taskmanager.reg to input the information into the Windows Registry.
 
Method D. Manually delete the restriction in the registry:
 
  1. Click Start>Run and type regedit then press Enter.
  2. Locate and expand the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System.
  3. Take a look at the right pane, find the value named DisableTaskMgr then delete it.
  4. Close the Registry Editor window.
 
This should fix and enable your task manager again. 
Answered By 0 points N/A #112826

Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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Your task manager was most probably disabled due to the trojan but even after the virus is removed the task manager remains disabled and you have to manually enable it. Follow these steps to enable the task manager:
 
  1. Go to Start menu->Run.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press ok. This will run the group policy editor.
  3. In group policy editor click USER CONFIGURATION -> ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES -> SYSTEM -> CTRL+DEL+ALT Options.
  4. Double click on remove task manager to change its settings.
  5. Click on NOT CONFIGURED and click OK your task manager will be up and running.
 
Hope this helps.
Answered By 0 points N/A #112827

Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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  • Try to download Task manager fix it’s a freeware you search it on the net.
  • Then run the program you download,
  • If theirs no happen, try to restore your system using windows system restores.
  • Or use Autorun eater, autorun eater have a task manager fixed and also capable to block some kind of virus like autorun.inf
  • And also .pif extension type virus.
Answered By 0 points N/A #112828

Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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I wouldn't have done to get it done without the help from each of you. My gratitude to all of you. Thank you for helping me.

Answered By 0 points N/A #112829

Task Manager has been disabled after Trojan attack

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Hello Casey Bennett,

There are many reasons why you are not able to access your task manager. As well these solutions you can also visit techyv another page which is provided some valuable techniques.

http://www.techyv.com/questions/i-want-my-task-manager-back

 

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