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#1 jrgolfer21

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:03 AM

When I try to access task manager I recieve an error message:

Task manager has been disabled by the administrator

When I try to access the registry edit I recieve an error message:

Registry Editing has been disabled by the administrator

When I edit folder options (such as making hidden folders viewable) the options are reset when I refresh the window.

When I try to reboot in safemode I get a blue screen and error 0000007b

I've gone through the usual solutions... I went into the user config through gpedit.msc and everything is set to not configured

When I type in the correcting keys for taskmgr and regedit... the problem is resolved for about 3 seconds and then I lose access again

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f


I checked for viruses/worms using SDFix and other programs and no walware was found.

The SDFix program does allow me temporary access into safemode. Everytime I reboot I have to start windows normally and rerun the fix before I can go back into safe mode.

Any suggestions? Thanks

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:06 AM

Although SDFix is excellent at resetting the security settings, it is rather outdated in terms of catching infections. Try this scan:

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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