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alexander.gq

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I'm getting pretty frustrated with windows task manager. I used this tool all the time but now it won't work! I press Ctrl+Alt+Dlt and the task manager comes up briefly for about 1 second and immediately shuts off. The icon appears in the task bar but when I go to click on it, that too immediately disappears.

I have tried right-clicking the task bar and opening task manager that way and the same thing happens. Same thing when I try Ctrl+Shift+Esc... I have ran virus and adware scans numerous times, cleaned out everything, and the problems still exists.

Anyone?
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gerryf

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this is usually an indication that you are infected with malware which prevents you from viewing taskmanager so you cannot shut down the malware.

download the following and use it to kill the offending malware

http://www.sysintern...ssExplorer.html

then use task manager....you should also ....
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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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Thanks for your help! I havent had a chance to do your advice yet but I downloaded a program called WinTasks. I opened it and I am able to control my operating tasks. Then I was curious and tried to open Task Manager and it worked! I dont know how and dont care but it works! :tazz:

Thanks again!

Edited by alexander.gq, 07 June 2005 - 02:22 PM.

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Hi, I have the same problem too..

Whenever I click CTRL ALT DEL my task manager goes into the taskbar, and when I double click or right click it, nothing happens. Then I can't go to ADD or REMOVE programs nor can I click links on AIM. I believe the task manager is causing all the problems. Also when I restart I get that End program for taskmanager.exe.

When I downloaded Process Explorer, it gave me a warning that I needed a newer version of DBGhelp.dll or something, but I can't click on the link or it will freeze, can someone please help me.
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Anyone? Please.
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UPDATE:

I found mstskmngr32 and testfile in My Documents and Local C drive. Is this a virus or a computer error? Ethier way, someone please help me fix this, I can't click links over AIM, open task manager, and sometimes my computer just freezes, and I get a not responding message.

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mstskmngr32.exe
Mstskmngr32.exe is Trojan/Backdoor IRC-Demfire.
Mstskmngr32.exe is installed as the system service 'Microsoft TaskManager Dll Starter'.
Disable the service and delete mstskmngr32.exe.
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Wintasks is generally considered bad news as well. Certainly sounds like spyware/trojan infection to me. I'd certainly check out the malware forum! There are a number of free virus scanners out there too! :tazz: Avast is probably the best one out and picks up a lot more than mcafee and norton do. Also it is free if you are a home user.


http://www.virusspy.com
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mstskmngr32.exe
Mstskmngr32.exe is Trojan/Backdoor IRC-Demfire.
Mstskmngr32.exe is installed as the system service 'Microsoft TaskManager Dll Starter'.
Disable the service and delete mstskmngr32.exe.

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How do we disable the service and delete? Sorry, I've never encountered this problem before.

And it won't let me uninstall WinTasks... :tazz:
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Can someone please reply to my post.
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you need to start your own thread.

as it is, tubui....


Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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gerryf, I posted my own thread and followed the steps but no luck, so I posted a HJT log..
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OK, I am not a malware expert, so let's sit tight and see what they say. If they give you a clean bill of health, give this thread a bump or PM me.

Actually,it would have been best to start your own thread....
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