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Windows Help Needed

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#1 mortalk123


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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:27 PM

My computer was infected by some spyware, and I thought I got rid of it using Kaspersky, but I still can't find my control panel. Before the control panel dissapeared, I remember clicking on it and receiving a message reading, "This operation has been cancelled due to (I forget). Contact your system administration." The next time I turned on my computer it was gone.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

~Mod Edit: Topic moved from HJT to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 17 September 2007 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:11 PM

If you have Super Antispyware installed it has a tool that you can access under "Repairs" tab called "enable task Manager"

If you don't have it, it is a great program to keep around for finding and removing malware.
Install Super Antispyware free. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:00 AM

This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

Click on the link below:
Scroll down to #256 and click "Restore the Control Panel" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save controlpanelrestrictionrestore.reg to your desktop. Double-click on the file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted.

If your using XP Pro, go to Start > Run and type or copy/paste: gpedit.msc
Press Ok.
In Group Policy go to:
User Configuration > Administrative Templates and double click on Control Panel.
In the right-hand pane, double-click on Prohibit Access to Control Panel and make sure its set to Not Configured.
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