task manager disabled

  stutrav 17:30 29 Oct 2003

I tried to run Task Manager and got the following message:

Task Manager has been dsabled by the computer administrator

as it is a home computer using windows home & I have the only account on it Ipresume my eldest daughter has been playing around with it

how can I enable it again

  Jester2K II 17:36 29 Oct 2003

Probably Swen / Gibe virus.

1) update your AV and scan the entire PC. If you don't have AV get click here free or use Stinger click here (scans for top 30 viruses)

2) Get this file and follow the instructions to remove the restriction. click here

3) Keep your AV up to date!

  Jester2K II 17:38 29 Oct 2003

Or Spybot virus - same instructions...

  Jester2K II 23:19 29 Oct 2003

tried both your options task master still disable even after rebooting

  [email protected] 23:23 29 Oct 2003

This is usually caused by a virus.
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If it is a setting then it's this registry setting



Data type Range Default value

REG DWORD 0 | 1 0

Prevents users from starting Task Manager (Taskmgr.exe).

This entry stores the setting of the Disable Task Manager Group Policy.
Group Policy adds this entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you
enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not
configured, Group Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the
system behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or not configured.
Users can run Task Manager.
1 Users cannot run Task Manager. If a user tries to start Task
Manager, a message appears explaining that a policy prevents the action.

Task Manager lets users start and stop programs; monitor the performance
of their computers; view and monitor all programs running on their
computers, including system services; find the executable names of
programs; and change the priority of the process in which programs run.

  Jester2K II 23:28 29 Oct 2003

The fix i mentioned above corrects that registry problem. If it didn't work then i think the virus is still on your PC.

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