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Task Manager Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator

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#1 pwr.rwp


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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:49 PM


A couple of days ago I noticed my PC getting slower and slower. After waiting ages for Word to load I got impatient and hit Ctrl-Alt-Del to pull up task manager and end Word - I got the message from the topic title. I'm using a stand alone PC - no administrator other than me - and I haven't disabled task manager. I've since found that it is greyed out in the menu that appears when right clicking the task bar.

I guessed I had a problem. I ran AVG, and it found a virus but dealt with it straight away. I ran AdAware and it came up with a few privacy things which I deleted. I then ran Spybot (which took hours) It detected four problems...


When I clicked to fix the problems Spybot hung and I had to restart.

Since then I've had fairly regular virus pop ups (which AVG deals with), and a number of Spybot pop ups detailing attempts to change the registry (which I've denied - although I'm concerned some may have got through). When running IE I now get random web pages appearing (gambling/breast enlargement sites so far).

I tried a system restore - but all my restore points have gone.

I've noticed that my PC works slower the longer I use it. Also it isn't as responsive - at present I'm typing faster than my keyboard can keep up.

I'm using XP and my PC is a pentium.

I'd really appreciate some help.



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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:04 PM

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer.
I think the best course of action for you, based on the amount of malware present, would be to post a HijackThis in our forum for analysis from an expert. Therefore, please follow our Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting a HijackThis Log; running all of the scans before posting your HijackThis log. Do not post your log here, but instead use our HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.
After posting a log you should NOT make further changes to your computer except those that are advised by a member of the HijackThis Team; doing so can cause system changes that may not be visible in your log. Please be patient whilst waiting for a response, our HJT Team is currently very busy, and as we try to deal with logs on a "first come first served" basis, you may have to wait a short while.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hello pwr.rwp,

Now that you have your log posted here, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/142818/task-manager-has-been-disabled-by-your-administrator/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMLY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Now that you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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