Regedit and Task Manager keeps closing itself....

  ikle_pixie 14:41 24 Mar 2004

As soon as i open Regedit and Task Manager they close. They stay open during safe mode which is making me think maybe there's still a virus living in the depths of my pc..

Any ideas?

Windows 2000

  Diodorus Siculus 14:49 24 Mar 2004

Try an antivirus scan; then a check for spyware:

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  temp003 16:32 24 Mar 2004

Definitely virus.

Did not not also have another virus a few days ago?

In the meantime, if you need to use these applications (to fix your problem), disable Hide file extensions, make a copy of the c:\winnt\regedit.exe file and rename the copy to Double click the .com file and see if it stays open.

Copy c:\winnt\system32\taskmgr.exe and rename the copy to

  ikle_pixie 16:40 24 Mar 2004

no viruses and all spy-ware that was found was deleted...still cant get them to work...

  ikle_pixie 16:44 24 Mar 2004

regedit stays open now ive renamed the copy to .com....but it didnt help with task manager.. that hardly stays up now, all that comes up now is the green cpu usage icon in the system tray.

Yeah i did have a virus a couple of days ago, but i thought it had gone, everything is up and running again.

  ikle_pixie 22:40 24 Mar 2004

any idea's?

  GaT7 23:04 24 Mar 2004

Do a search for ipstack.exe & sys78.exe on your PC & tell us if they are present. Also, search for them in your Registry - there may be many entries here.

  VoG II 23:09 24 Mar 2004

Which virus did you have?

  harps1h 23:16 24 Mar 2004

i had the same problem a few weeks back. i think it was the gabot virus i had. go to click here there are fixes availble there

  temp003 23:32 24 Mar 2004

Can you run msconfig?

  temp003 23:50 24 Mar 2004

Best thing is still let antivirus software detect it and sort it out. Try these online scans.

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