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Task Manager On Xp Home

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#1 shad0wspider


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:21 PM

Hey everyone, I'm having a little problem with my Windows Task Manager. I was using an anti-spyware or anti-malware program to find and remove potentially harmful objects, as it turned out, a file under the name of tskmgr.exe popped up while I was doing the scan. So I looked up that file online and found out it was an undesirable program. However after deleting that from my computer, my Windows Task Manager doesn't seem to be functioning properly anymore.

I've tried all these various methods in an attempt to access Task Manager:

1. Ctrl + Alt + Delete

2. Ctrl + Shift + Esc

3. Right clicking on an empty space of the task bar and scrolling up to Task Manager

And I recieve the same result from all these methods, Task Manager pops up for a brief second making it unable for me to access it.
Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm open to all ideas.

Edited by shad0wspider, 15 September 2007 - 10:22 PM.

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#2 arcman


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:30 PM

The proper process for Task Manager is taskmgr.exe so if you plug that into Start > Run it should bring it up.
It looks as if you have some malware interfering with its normal operation, so you may want to head over to the HJT forum.
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Posted 16 September 2007 - 03:34 PM

Download the Remove Ristrictions Tool (RRT). Log on as administrator or an account with administrative privileges and double-click on RRT.exe to run the tool or Use the "Run As" Command to Start a Program as an Administrator.
This utility is used to fix/re-enable Task Manager, Regedit and Folder Options often disabled by malware.

Edited by quietman7, 16 September 2007 - 03:36 PM.

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