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Cant Access Task Manager While Removing Windows PRoduct KEY [Solved]

Virus/Trojan/Taskmanager

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Dear Sirs;

My laptop was infected by the Windows Product Key Trojan, but while following the process to be able to access the Task manager It wont let me access it. What else can I do? Thank you. 


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Hello jlperalc and :welcome:

My name is Bruce1270 and I will be helping you with your malware problem.

A few things before we get started.
  • Please read all instructions carefully. If there is anything you do not understand please ask me first before doing anything.
  • Please be patient. I am a volunteer who does this in my spare time so I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Please follow all instructions in the order given.
  • Please do not install any other software unless advised. This may hinder the removal process.
  • At the top of your post, please click on the "Follow this topic" button and make sure that the "Received notification" box is checked and set to "Instantly" This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to solve your problem faster.
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    Important!

    Please save or print off these instructions. Part of this fix may require you to be in safe mode where you will not be able to access the internet or my instructions!

    I would strongly recommend you back up your personal data and folders before we begin.

    Malware removal can be very long, complicated and may take multiple steps. I understand this may be frustrating but please stay with this topic until your machine is declared clean. The results will hopefully be very rewarding. :happy:
    As we go along please tell me how the computer is running now. Please be as descriptive as possible e.g. I'm still getting web redirects, I am unable to access the internet etc.

    OK. Let's move on.

    I need some logs to look at.

    FRST logs

    Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
    Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
  • Right click on the file and select run as administrator (if you don't have this option just double click the file to run it). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from (this should be your desktop).
  • Please copy (CTRL + C) and paste (CTRL + V) the FRST.txt log back here.
  • The first time the tool is run it generates another log Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe.
  • Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply.
    Note: Please do not attach any logs unless specifically requested. It's easier if you simply copy and paste them into your reply. It's OK if you have to use more than one post to do so.

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The thing is that I cant get into the computer at all.... That means.. I press ctrl + alt+  del and then a screen that shows lock , switch user, sign out, and task manager appears . I try to press task manager and it doesnt let me 


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THe thing was that when I pressed ctrl+alt+del and the window that shows lock, switch user, sign out, and task manager pop up appeared I tried pressing task manager but nothing happened... 


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Ok. Couple of questions.

What is the windows Operating system?
Are you able to boot into safe mode?
If necessary, do you have access to another computer and a USB drive?

Thanks
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PS I forgot to thank you in advance for your help .. :)


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PS I forgot to thank you in advance for your help ..


Your welcome!

Please answer my questions in post #5. :)
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I'm replying from another laptop, yes I have an USB 


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Ok. What windows system is on the infected computer?
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Nope I cant boot into safe mode , I dont have access into the system at all... 


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Nope I cant boot into safe mode , I dont have access into the system at all... 


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Nope I cant boot into safe mode , I dont have access into the system at all... 


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Nope I cant boot into safe mode , I dont have access into the system at all... 


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Windows 8


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Ok thanks. I'm uk based and its late here so I'm going offline now.

There are a couple of options which hopefully should get you back in and I'll post further instructions.
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