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FCCAGut

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I installed this PC Alarm tools deal from Solitude Technology, but it says "Task Manager is disabled by the administrator." When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, I am the Admin., please how can I fix this issue?
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To enable this feature you need to modify your registry. I cannot stress enough that you MUST backup your registry.

See below...


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Modifying your registry can damage your operating system beyond repair!




Before proceeding, backup your registry! NOW!!


Recommended registry utility. ERUNT Registry Backup


Now with that out of the way here is the registry edit that will re-enable your Task Manager.

Enable / Disable Task Manager in Windows XP Home / Pro
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And while the Regedit will restore Taskmanager, to me the question is what disabled it in the first place? This is very often one of the first actions of modern for-profit malware. It disables the tools required to remove it. I suggest that you go to: http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html and follow the self-help procedure. If necessary, then post a HiJackThis log in THAT section of the forum to get trained help.

There is now a tool to help turn on system functions commonly disabled by malware. Remember that just because Taskmanager starts working, it does not mean that the malware is gone. The tool is available from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia...ions-Tool.shtml
Good luck, and please post back with your progress.

Edited by 1101doc, 27 March 2007 - 12:01 AM.

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Task Manager is working again.
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