Re-Enable Windows Task Manager Infected By Virus

21/06/2011 12:15


Re-Enable Windows Task Manager Infected By Virus

Some viruses and other kinds of malware disables the Windows Task Manager to avoid detection.Disabling Task Manager is one way viruses try to make it harder for you to deal with their infections. Before proceeding any further, you should run a complete and up-to-date anti-virus scan of your system. It's possible, perhaps even likely, that you've been infected.

When you try to access the Task Manager by pressing Alt+Cntrl+Deleteyou receive this error:

"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator"

If you have Windows XP Pro,Click Start, then click Run and type ingpedit.msc

And press OK. This runs the Group Policy Editor.
Once in the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn:
User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

There is something like this:

Double click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting.It should be enough to click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager is available once again.