Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

My Taskmanager Won't Open


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Nicroskill

Nicroskill

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:35 AM

Posted 27 April 2008 - 09:25 PM

I recently had a bout with some malware claiming to be my antivirus warning me of an infection (and then trying to sell me their product). I of course searched this, realised it was an infection and spent about 5-6 hours combating it. I tried every trick on the internet, but the only thing that worked was downloading Avira and letting it do a full scan (AVG and a few others were useless). So, I no longer have the "you're infected" background to my computer, and I'm not getting any popups. One problem persists though, I can't access my "task manager" which the virus no doubt blocked from me to prevent me from stopping it easily. When I click on task manager it says "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator." Well, I am the administrator (there being only 1 account on this pc).. So is this something easy I can fix by simply going into some administrator settings and clicking on to allow it, or is there a bigger problem here (possibly the persistence of the malware). I could probably find this if I searched around for a while, but I'm kind of exhausted from searching all day. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:08:35 AM

Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:19 PM

Here's a couple of things to try:

1. Download, and run, RRT (Remove Restrictions Tool)

2. WARNING:
This is a registry edit.
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

kellys-korner

Enable the Task Manager - #51, on the Right
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 Nicroskill

Nicroskill
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:35 AM

Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:27 PM

#1 seems to have done the trick. Thanks a ton.

#4 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:08:35 AM

Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:50 PM

You're welcome, Nicroskill.
Glad I could help.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users