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No Taskmanager Or Access To Control Panel?


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#1 cableguy420

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:09 PM

I recently a message balloon window stating to download spyware killer on on bottom. It came on every 10 seconds. I had this b4 and it was malware. I ran smitfraud and got rid of balloon but now I cant bring up task manager and my control panel icon on programs disappeared. I get please see system manager. Thats me . Using xp sp2.. Now my avast virus won't activate. pleas help with suggestions . Thanx

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:19 PM

You can...

a. Run sfc /scannow and it will restore/replace any damaged/missing system files.

b. Run chkdsk /r in case it is only a problem with scrambled files or minor hard drive irregularities.

c. Do a repair install of XP (which may or may not correct whatever is wrong).

Before doing any of these, you should do a thorough check of your system for malware (using AV program and at least one reliable program for adware/spyware, etc.).

Are these the only known problems with your system?

You might also take a look in Event Viewer, focusing on errors which call for attention from user/owner.

What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:06 AM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD - #275 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg/.vbs file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry/run the script. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:42 AM

Here's another good tool when things go bad.

xp_emegencyutil.exe - Creates usable copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager
v1.2 - 07/26/2004
© Doug Knox

This small VB 6 utility will create a usable backup copy of Taskmgr.exe, MSConfig.exe and Regedit.EXE in a new folder, called C:\EmergencyUtils. The new copies will be named Copy_of_Taskmgr.exe, Copy_of_MSConfig.exe and Copy_of_Regedit.com.

These programs are extremely helpful, and usually necessary in helping to rid your computer of a viral infection. Many virus programs will intercept these programs, based on their original file name, and prevent them from running. The alternate copies will not encounter this problem. Simply navigate to the C:\EmergencyUtils folder and double click the file you need to run.

To use: Download the xp_emergencyutil.zip file and save it to your hard drive. Double-click the xp_emergencyutil.zip file and extract xp_emergencyutil.exe to your hard disk. To run the EXE just double click it, there is no installer. You will have the option of running the programs automatically, after the copies are created.

NOTE: Your antivirus software may warn of a potentially malicious script. This is normal, as the Windows Scripting Host is used to create the "copies" of these 3 utilities.

Operating Systems: Windows® XP and Windows® Server 2003 only. Requires VB 6 Runtime Libraries, included in Windows® XP.
http://dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm



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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:06 PM

where do I download it , thanx

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:07 PM

DUH, THNX ..

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:10 PM

they have disabled my regedit capabilities. system admin?? THEY CONTROL ME ,ARGGGGH




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