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    ok lately my computer has been doing a lot of funny stuff. popups seem to appear from nowhere, so i suspected a virus of some sort. i've recently used superantispyware and antivir to scan through my system, and the popups have now stopped. however, i can no longer access the task manager (either by ctrl alt del or by typing taskmgr in run)! what's up with that?
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    Try ctrl+shift+esc at the same time, and see what happens.
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    Open firefox / ie explorer, go to google and type in your problem there. You'd get a much better response.
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    Do you have Vista? I get to the Task Manager by right-clicking the toolbar at the bottom, and selecting it there.
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    Haven't you tried right-clicking on your taskbar and selecting task manager?

    I suggest downloading Windows OneCare and use their scanner - it's extremely effective, as it's quite obvious you've been infected with some-sort of spyware.
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    Make sure sticky keys is turned off!
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    ctrl shift esc does not work either! i'm on XP, and i can't access the task manager from the toolbar either! i click on it and nothing happens...
    i've scanned using ad-aware, spybot search and destroy, antivir, avg 8 and superspywareblaster. NOTHING seems to bring it back please advise me more, before i resort to reinstalling xp
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    I think it could be a virus/infection then. I've been doing some searching, and there have been threads by users experiencing the same problem here and here.

    The solution to the problem is unique in every case, it seems, so maybe you should sign up to the site and ask? I don't think any of us can help you any further
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    I had the exact same issue after my computer got infected with malware...It said "Task Manager Has been disabled by the Administrator"..I fixed it by doing this:

    Change Task Manager through a Registry REG file:

    1.Open Notepad
    2.Copy and paste the information between the dotted lines into Notepad and save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Micro soft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Poli cies\System]
    "DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000 000
    -------------------------------------

    3. Double click on the taskmanager.reg file to enter the information into the Windows registry
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    Open in safe mode, do every virus scan under the sun. Sounds like your registry is ****** too so do a system restore.
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    I thought you meant the comic website had gone down O_O
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    (Original post by khalaf)
    I had the exact same issue after my computer got infected with malware...It said "Task Manager Has been disabled by the Administrator"..I fixed it by doing this:

    Change Task Manager through a Registry REG file:

    1.Open Notepad
    2.Copy and paste the information between the dotted lines into Notepad and save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Micro soft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Poli cies\System]
    "DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000 000
    -------------------------------------

    3. Double click on the taskmanager.reg file to enter the information into the Windows registry
    The admins at college disable task manager but you can still use run so I use this.

    Press Windows key + R
    Paste this in:
    %windir%\system32\REG.exe add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
    Press ok
    See if that works
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    none of the above work.

    *sigh* will do a system restore later.
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    Lol I've had this for like a year.
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    It's a very common tactic for malware to apply local machine policies which disable task manager to prevent users from disabling them.Try a system restore , if that doesn't work then reinstall Windows.
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    Dont download as much porn next time, kthxbye.
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    (Original post by Mr Snipz)
    Dont download as much porn next time, kthxbye.
    :troll:
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    download a little program called process explorer.

    it 20 times better than window's task manager, and plus you can actually replace task manager with it. So when you press ctrl alt del Process Explorer comes up..

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_process_explorer/
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    how about getting a new keyboard?? i thought someone would have figured that out already.
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    ok lately my computer has been doing a lot of funny stuff. popups seem to appear from nowhere, so i suspected a virus of some sort. i've recently used superantispyware and antivir to scan through my system, and the popups have now stopped. however, i can no longer access the task manager (either by ctrl alt del or by typing taskmgr in run)! what's up with that?
    I recommend trying ComboFix, it sorts out all sorts of problems, including damage done by viruses, registry errors... etc

    Virus scanners don't always necessarily reverse the damage done by viruses, even if they do remove the virus.



    Depending on how powerful your computer is, it should take no longer than 5-15 minutes and it doesnt take long to download either.

    Heres the link; http://www.combofix.org/

    Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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