My task manager for troyan virus [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  Ruffy003 - Mar 26, 2014 at 08:35 AM
I was following all of the steps E-bomb gave about how to get rid of the trojan virus that takes over your desktop screen. I followed all of the steps, but once I got to ending the process in the task manager I realized my tsk manager is missing ALL of the tabs at the top to choose from. Therefore I cannot choose the processes tab to end the process. PLEASE HELP me get around this problem becausethe virus hasbeen on my compuer for weeks!
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approved by Jean-François Pillou
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These may the problem with group policy

For enable task manager do the following.

There is a registry hack to enable or disable Windows NT TaskManager. The same registry hack applies to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Value: 1=Enable this key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disable this key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager


Click Start
Click Run
Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK
In the Group Policy settings window
Select User Configuration
Select Administrative Templates
Select System
Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
Select Remove Task Manager
Double-click the Remove Task Manager option
And as I mentioned above, since the policy is Remove Task Manager, by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.

Then For enable the folder option

On the left, go to User Configuration.
Then, go to Administrative Templates.
Then, go to Windows Components.
Then, go to Windows Explorer.
Finally, on the right disable the option of "Remove the Folder Options menu item from the Tools Menu".


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hi jain,
i followed your trick for "For enable task manager" but I didn't enable task manager.
do u have any another way to solve this problem?

thanks works fine with me..
thanks it work
now I can access taskmanager :D
thank bro,it works :D
thankyou boos
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Your problem is simple as easily fixed.

1. Open the taskmgr by START>RUN>taskmgr.exe
2. Now you have the taskmgr running without tabs.
3. Double-click on the empty upper border of the window.

I found this info at
Worked for me.
Thank you so much scp3766 worked great I was worried I had a virus
Thank you so much! That exactly solved my problem.
no it did not work my "taskmanger" comes for just 1 sec n then goes need help plszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
My desktop is black, and there is no task bar at the bottom. I got this dumb anti virus thing that I think is a virus trap. It disabled any way to enable task manager or anything. I'm able to see the dock however, and I can enter safe mode with command. So I just wanna know, PLZZZZ SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!
Just said that it had been disabled by administrator.
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REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Use this registery key to enable Windows Task Manager
Thank you for you time.

I am not able to click on the start button at all. I just have a screen of icons and unable to open anything.
any suggestions how to get in to enable the task manager
nice one this is good
hi all, im using XP SP2 I got spam mail nd its occured virus.. I download the attchments files then its automatically disabled all icons on my desktop nd even right click also not working, C is empty, pls help me frends.., thnx.
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Please follow these steps to get your icons back:

reboot your computer in the Safe mode with command prompt.

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. Type notepad and press Enter.

A notepad window opens. Type the following text into notepad:



HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System,DisableRegistryTools,0x00000020,0
HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon,Shell,0x00000020,"Explorer.exe"

Save this as fix.inf to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad). Close Notepad.

In the command prompt type Explorer.exe and Press Enter. Windows Explorer opens. Locate the fix.inf, click right button and select Install. Close Windows Explorer.

In the command prompt type shutdown -r and press Enter. Your computer will be rebooted.
ty dude u r awsome :)
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I have a very serious problem .Please provides me its solution. Both of my TASK MANAGER & REGEDIT (REGISTRY EDITOR) enabled & when I type on Start->Run REGEDIT to open REGISTRY EDITOR & want to check it then message come & computer will Restart. & same for TASK MANAGER. From internet I check & find many solution for both but when I implement for one moment TASKMANAGER option show enable , When I click on it to see Processes it give same above message & computer Rrstart . I think there are some very harmful virus which disabled them .I have installed AVG latest verson but it does not catch virus which disabled both TaskManager & Regedit .So please provide me its better solution if you have. I apply this solution & many others from net but all can not solve this problem.

I am too facing the same problem.
Unable to launch my taskmanager and registry...

If u have got some solution, then let me know :)
hi I am facing the same problem. and my computer said that my task manager has been disabled by my administrastor. please help me.
hey dude... even I am facing the same problem... and I did get a solution but it didn't work for me... i'll handover the solution to you and you too try it out... and if you do get and other solution that does work please email it to me at: Email Id removed for security

NOTE : Email Id removed for security is my fake id and I'm using it since my original is filled with over 10,000 junk mails...
simple way go run/gpedit.msc/administrator templates\system the show many option click on the

(prevent the access regedit and then click on it

show the box and click on disable \ apply and ok

now same way re change not configured

if run box not appear

goto c:\windows\system32\ select the cmd.exe

then type the gpedit.msc
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My task manager can't access and my computer is slow
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my task maneger is auto matically hide what is solution
try for help in windows and type

the word Task manager

it gives a list of options select Task manager

it opens a window select

Open Windows Task manager

thats simple one




select user config

administrative templates

ctrl+del options

remove task manager


select disabled
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Hey, I have same error for regedit and Task manager thing.. but someone gotta help me, When I got to Admisntrative Templates I find system then I click on it, I find 3 things only.. doesn't Inculde any of stuff like that you say like " Ctrl+Alt+Delete" Option
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Just Download "Smart Virus Remover.exe"
it is a little software of size 4kb.
folder option,taskmanager disable....very this will be alright.
Even can remove virus like autorun.inf from ur Flash drives.
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Use malwarebytes antimalware to scan
It will remove the infection :)
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It could just be that your task manager is running in "quiet mode" or whatever. It freaked me out. Cusser is right about this one - if you have no tabs, just try double clicking on the grey bar at the top of the task manager.

Could be something else. Sounds like it for GoingInsane
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Thank you

Download, install and run Malwarebyte which you can find on this site:

Ensure you make an update.

Please request a FULL system scan, which may take about 90 minutes.

When the scan is completed, delete all items found.
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i have the task manager listed with image names like xq8i.exe,vrt27 and many such files .i have virus in my when I tried to delete all those files I receive a warning message that this will cause system instability ..can I just give endprocess will that effect my pc.
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I would not recommend your solution, but would proceed with a non destructive system restore or disinfection with Combofix