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I have followed the procedure of:
Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Expand Services and Applications-Click Services-Right Click Task Schduler-click Properties-at Genereal Tab-set startup type to automatic- click Start to run service- and - on Log On tab - local system account is selected, and Allow Service to interact with Desktop box is checked...

...only to receive the message:
Could not start the Task Scheuler Service on Local Computer.
Error 1717: The interface is unknown.

My inability to get Norton Utilities/AntiVirus to run its Automatic Live Update is the first problem I was dealing with. Trouibleshooting that led me to discover the issue with the Task Scheduler not running. Uponn not being able to get it started, the Norton folks directed that I contact Microsoft or a computer professional.

Any ideas? I've Googled around quite a bit on this, but have been unable to make any sense of what I've found.

Thanks for any help...
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Go here and follow the steps/directions. If your problem persists, create a post in the Malware forum.

There are viruses that disable Task Manager. In fact, I was just on a post with the same problem. Antivirus detected a virus and killed it, then everything worked fine again.
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