how to enable the task manager?

India
August 26, 2009 8:14am CST
hello friends.... in my system the task manager is disabled. when i press ctrl+alt+del to close any program which is not responding then its giving a message that the task manager has been disabled by ur administrator. i restarted my system.and i was doing that. and i think this could be the reason for the image which is not showing up when i was trying to register in neobux site. is that true? i used new versions of explorer and google chrome. disabling task manager has any effect on the image of neobux as it is not showing up in my system? please....
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• India
26 Aug 09
If you yourself haven't disabled the task manager then certainly you have a virus in your PC. The task manager doesn't get disabled by itself. I guess all of this must be said by someone before me... Well you can do one thing though (actually a list of things). Update your antivirus. Restart your PC and keep pressing F8. This will start it in safe mode. Here, scan your whole PC and disinfect or delete all the affected files. Now again restart. Most probably your virsus should be gone by now. Hope for the best...
• India
27 Aug 09
y should we scan our system in safe mode only? is there any reason? and which antivirus u think is the best for this purpose? mine is windows xp and the stand by option is also disabled. regedit also disabled. i have avira,spybot and avast anti viruses all are new versions. which one is good at this kind of situations?
• India
27 Aug 09
A very good question there mate, safe mode because it disables all the unwanted services (applications) (Only those services are running which are needed for the computer to run). A virus is also an application. If your antivirus doesn't get access to scan a file because it is running, it will get access if it is not and thats what happens in safe mode. So safe mode is suggested. Antivirus, I would suggest McAfee, its my personal favourite. Have been using it for 2 years now and it hasn't failed me (yet). And one more thing.. All those programs you said have been disabled are all because of the virus. If you are the admin of the PC, nothing should stop you from accessing any service...
• India
27 Aug 09
Hmmm, cool virus you have there... Ok, here's what i would have done. 1. The safe mode trick. (Restart in safe mode and make a scan) 2. If you have somehow scanned your PC (without safe mode) and found a virus in "System Volume Information" where you can't delete the file. Then startprogramsaccessoriessystem toolssystem restoreturn off system restore.. It will give you a warning you should say yes. Then turn it ON again. 3. Online scanning is a great technique. But your virus is not letting you do it. Try it in safe mode anyways... VERY IMPORTANT: Don't install more than 1 anti virus... Take care buddy, hope I have helped. If this doesn't work, just lemme know...
• India
27 Aug 09
Ok....simple solution. run- type gpedit.msc goto user configuration-system-cntrl+alt+delete options. In that goto remove task manager entry. make the option to disabled! and for the registry edit enabling goto gpedi.msc-user configuration-system-disable prevent access to registry editing tool. Hope this solves your problem. Manu
• India
27 Aug 09
gpedit.msc is opening but after doing what u said no use. even my computer is not able to install my antivirus. online scan is also not going well.
• India
27 Aug 09
what is this? nothing will happen rite? becoz its not my system....its in my office....if something happens then data will be lost. i can date to do anything to my system....but here i cant.... so asking u....
• India
28 Aug 09
Trust me brother. I can provide you the real link to that tool if you want. Its from the site thinkdigits. Just thought of giving a direct download. And I am posting here just because I know I can solve your problem. The group editing cure has worked with any cases so far. Hard to believe it doesnt work.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
First check your account type, you can find this in control panel under "Users Account". If you are not an administrator, then your admin probably has disabled your access to task manager. If you are an admin then something has disabled it maybe a tweaking tool or a virus. If your case is the later then please check first so that we could instruct you of what to do next.
• India
26 Aug 09
my account is admin only.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Hope you did the virus scan as suggested. Then visit this site to enable regedit and ctrl+alt+del http://loveamongtheruins.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/troubleshoot-restore-task-manager-and-regedit-disabled-by-the-gphoneexe-virus/
@coolpk87 (69)
• India
29 Aug 09
Open run box by pressing 'Windows' + 'R' key and type 'gpedit.msc'. Now navigate User Configuration--Administrative Templates--System-- Ctrl+alt+del options, and disable the 'Remove Task bar' option. I hope this will work.
• India
1 Sep 09
no yaar this is not working for my system.all are disabled.antivirus is not at all installinf in my system.
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
Hey, I don't really know how to enable the task manager if you aren't an admin, you have a limited account. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer your question better than I have done, in a really good way so you can actually benefit from it. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!