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Task Manager disbaled by admin?


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Pntgiven

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When i press ctrl+alt+del, i get an error saying my "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator." I have absolutely so idea what is causing this. Any idea on how to correct this? Thanks.
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Are you on a network? If so, then you will have to contact your Network Administrator to have the setting changed.

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No I am not on a network. I have XP home edition and I am the admin. Sorry about not clarifying that.
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there are a number of malware programs that disable access to task manager to prevent you from shutting them down and removing them

look under the following registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

don't edit anything yet, just look---what do you see
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After expanding "Policies", I have two folders- Explorer and System.
In Explorer I have:
Default-REG_SZ
_NoDriveTypeAutoRun- REG_DWORD- 0x0000005f(95)
NoDriveTypeAutoRun- REG_DWORD- 0x000000ff(255)

In System I have:
Default- REG_SZ- (value not set)
DisableRegistryTools- REG_DWORD- (invalid DWORD value)
DisableTaskMgr- REG_DWORD- (invavlid DWORD value)

Im guessing the last entry for the System folder is the problem? If it is, walk me through correcting it because I have never dealt with the Registry before(actually had to call my uncle for some help)
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