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#1 rustycamaro

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

Recently my computer was hit with a virus, or several, I believe Trojan Horses. So i installed , updated and ran AVG and I seem to calm to situation down. Since this issue when I hit ctrl+alt+delete to access my task manager, it says it was disabled by an administrator. Well I didn`t do disable it and I am the only admin. Currently im running spybot search & destroy to try and clean up what the AVG didn`t. Ive heard Malwarebytes is also a good program and I was tinking of dooing that next. Any other suggestions as to how to clean it up without having to register some PCclearner program? Also how would i re-enable my task manager on XP home edition. Thank you in advance for your help and time.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:51 PM

This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes.

Go to Start Run and type: regedit
Click OK.
On the left side, click to highlight My Computer at the top.
Go up to File Export
Make sure in that window there is a tick next to "All" under Export Branch.
Leave the "Save As Type" as "Registration Files".
Under "Filename" put RegBackup.
Choose to save it to C:\
Click save and then go to File Exit.

Or you can download and use ERUNTwhich is an excellent free tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed.

Click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #275 and click "Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save regtmcmdrestore.vbs to your desktop. Double-click on that file to allow the script to run and reboot when done. Since the script modifies certain registry settings your anti-virus package may warn you about it. Ignore the warning and allow it to run.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:57 PM

"http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #275 and click "Lift Restrictions - TM, Regedit and CMD" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save regtmcmdrestore.vbs to your desktop. Double-click on that file to allow the script to run and reboot when done. Since the script modifies certain registry settings your anti-virus package may warn you about it. Ignore the warning and allow it to run."

This will re-enable my task manager?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:29 PM

Or you can try these methods first.
Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator
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