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Task Manager Problems

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#1 chery1


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:23 PM

For some reason or another, my ctrl - alt - delete doesnt work, task manager wont pop up. i tried opening it manually through Run, but an error message claims the program is already in use. Is this likley to be the work of a virus


Hi folks, I'm asking this question for a friend as I cannot seem to create the problem on my PC and he needs help. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:58 PM

What version of windows?
This can be caused by a virus.

Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD (Line 275)

Enable the Task Manager (Line 51)(Right Side)

Check your settings here: For XP Pro

Start/Run/gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Crtl+Alt+Del Options. In the right pane double click Remove Task Manager and enable it.

Also, if you have disabled the Alerter Service, CAD will be disabled. If neither of these are the case and the Task Manager only opens for a few seconds, then closes:

This behavior can be caused by a virus. One of three:


See this article:
Taking out the trash

See this article:
The Parasite Fight

Have you tried a complete cleaning to see if that helps?

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Try these free tools.

Trendmicro (free virus scan only)

Ewido (free Trojan Scan)

Adware SE (update after installing)

Spybot S&D (update after installing)

Edited by River_Rat, 13 October 2005 - 07:59 PM.

#3 chery1

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:06 AM

[font=Garamond][size=3]Thanks you so much for your help. The friend is in another forum, and I thinks it's XP Home, but he can check the links and get educated. He's new to PCs and expects other to tune it so he can drive it. Have a great weekend! Chery. :thumbsup:

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