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.