How to remove virus that disables task manager

WHO disabled the task manager?

Is your computer showing error messages when trying to run the task manager? Then you need to look for virus that has done it.

Why can't your anti-virus fix this?

This is because your anti-virus can remove the virus (if updated regularly). But it cannot restore the changes made by the virus.

So here is my Tip to fix the hole and a few softwares which may help you later on ( some small sized freewares).

Yes, its so simple by using the following tools without messing with the registry.

TOOLS YOU NEED....

These are the following tools (softwares) you require to do the operation.

  1. ProcessExplorer

  2. RRT(Remove Restriction Tool)

  3. HijackThis

These are all freeware download links from softpedia.com. These are also small sized softwares processexplorer (1.56MB) and RRT(48KB).

ProcessExplorer is a tool that is similar to windows task manager. Process Explorer will show you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

RRT (Remove Ristrictions Tool) - A tool to re-enable Ctrl+Alt+Del, Folder Options and Registry tools

HijackThis is a general homepage hijacker detector and remover that targets the methods used by the most common hijackers

4 EASY STEPS TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS

If these doesn't work with in nornal startup , do this in safe mode

1.Disabling the Virus programs that are running

Run processxp.exe, kill all processes that have the icon of a folder. (REMEMBER there is no application that has an icon that of a folder) kill the processes which comes below the explorer.exe and has names similar to system services.after this DONOT double click any of the hard disk drives or usb drives, if you want to open a file use the explore button from the toolbar and browse the contents.

2.Removing the restrictions made by Virus

Virus makes some restrictions in the computer so that it cannot be identified easily, some common restrictions are disabling the taskmanager, disabling the show hidden files option in folder options, virus may be using the xp's autorun feature to run itself when we double click a hard disk drive and these autorun.inf and autorun.exe files are hidden.

For removing these restrictions run RRT.EXE and tick all the restrictions and select REMOVE button.This will remove the restrictions .(DoNOT restart now).

3.Restoring the registry changes made by virus

Run hijackthis.exe and do a system scan. tick all the boxes and click fix all button.(if you know which all programs you need you can avoid those programs from the list).

4. NOW WHAT ?


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That's IT. You are done. Your task manager will be working fine for you now.

Give your comments below and if you have any doubts ask them also

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Which ANTI-VIRUS DO YOU USE ? DOES it find these virus 75 comments

arunks 8 years ago

good work man.............


bawbag 8 years ago

The RRT tool is packaged with Malware, do not follow this guide, get Malwarebytes adware remover.


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mtsandeep 8 years ago from india Author

dear bawbag,

All the links i have provided is from "SOFTPEDIA.com" which guarantees that the softwares downloaded from their servers are 100% malware free.

check it.


MrHarmony 7 years ago

Thanks - this was VERY helpful!!

Note to users: On step 3, be "selective" of what you check off, or your system will NOT be the same again!

On my system, a virus/trojan was hiding inside\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\(Notice the misspelling of "Advisor".); watch for these files:

msavscmsctrlmsiemonmssadvmsscan


Abu bakr 7 years ago

thanks god i didn't have that type of virus yet :p


anil 7 years ago

really good


vjvp 7 years ago

good post


MrNiceGuy 7 years ago

I will fellow your tip and if it works I will make your site my home page,,, thanx any way


MrNiceGuy 7 years ago

I will fellow your tip and if it works I will make your site my home page,,, thanx any way


pavansb 7 years ago

gud 1 man...


Kodeeswaran 7 years ago

wow, Fantastic solutions, which solved my lot of problems, but still i wonder why the anti virus are not able to detect these things


hmdamd 7 years ago

tnx,

good site,

im happy,

love u,

:-)


manila 7 years ago

Man, you are a genius, or at least a big help. all other sites tried but couldn't give clear instructions and note kike you did, I was able to remove the virus , thanks to you, keep up th egood work. Your on the right side if genius!!!!


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Abhishek87 7 years ago from India

Great hub Sandeep :) Just wanted to let you know that I had linked your hub in one of my hubs on a similar topic... I hope that's fine with you

http://hubpages.com/hub/-Beginners-Guide-to-Faster


benny 7 years ago

do i have to buy the full version to be rid of this beast.. i am so fricken over it!!!!


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mtsandeep 7 years ago from india Author

No need to buy the full version, Just the trial is enough.


rupert 7 years ago

hi i have installed all three but i cannot run processxp...so i proceeded with RRT and hijackthis. now my task manager is ok, but the problem is my computer still hangs for a split second and i will just see my screensaver. when i enter control alt delete it will restore the icons. then i have this error message that C:global.exe no disk there is no disk in the drive...i really hope you can help me. thank you so much.


rupert 7 years ago

hi i have installed all three but i cannot run processxp...so i proceeded with RRT and hijackthis. now my task manager is ok, but the problem is my computer still hangs for a split second and i will just see my screensaver. when i enter control alt delete it will restore the icons. then i have this error message that C:global.exe no disk there is no disk in the drive i have tried installing new anti-virus but it seems that i cannot run them in my laptop, what anti-virus will i use?...i really hope you can help me. thank you so much.


papa 7 years ago

Hi Its a real Nice and simple way to get rid of it but are you sure the virus is deleted completely or i have to use any other spyware,virus protection to delte it, if yes then which is da best FREE prog i can use for my comp ? and what all progs you suggest (least) and best.

thanks anyways , additional info will be helpful

Cheers

Papa


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mtsandeep 7 years ago from india Author

@papa, yes, it will remove the worm. But its always safe to install an anti-virus. I am using Avira free antivirus now. Use an anti-spyware along with it. Spybot-S&D is a good free solution.

Always remember, Anti-viruses should be installed before we are infected, Like install it after the windows installation.

@rupert, delete that file and go to RUN->cmd->msconfig and remove it from startup.

Read above too, anti-viruses are good only if its installed before virus infection. Don't think anti-viruses can repair the infected files, it will only delete the infected files. So if one of the system files get infected, anti viruses will remove that and we have to reinstall windows to get the things back to normal.


Mohan Kumar.k APS ,CS 7 years ago

Ya i have tried that three softwares it will remove truelove virus.thankyou for giving info about that da...!


google biz kit 7 years ago

ya its working thank you


jit 7 years ago

good work man.......


i hate viruses 6 years ago

It keeps returning when i restart my PC?


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mtsandeep 6 years ago from india Author

Do this steps in safe mode. it should work.


Zphantom 6 years ago

I've been looking for a solution to my VIRUS problem for abt a month now... I cant wait to try your solution, I really hope it works. thanks in advance :) and I will be sure to keep you postd


anbu 6 years ago

hi every one...ppl whoever suffering by true love virus r task manager affecting virus , now got the solution...i prefer malware software which is the best to clear all..u can try this an get solution.i experienced tht.thnk u


Hummed Baig 6 years ago

I tried your method but it never worked... there were no folder icons on the processxp list. finally i had to use avg and then format my disk partition containing most of the infected files. fixed the registry problem(enabling task manager by running gpedit.msc) and then it got resolved.


minks 6 years ago

great job dude it worked thanksssssssssss a lottttt


zairi 6 years ago

hi there, just asking is it the folder showing .EXE which i have to kill the process??


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mtsandeep 6 years ago from india Author

yes, as there is no .exe files with icon of folder, it should be a virus or worm.


Jagmohan 6 years ago

hello dear

Thanks for your valuable suggestion,

Hope you keep it up

Thanks a Lot


Sidhartn 6 years ago

@ mtsandeep : Dude, I tried your method but it isn't working. Problem is i think the Virus is also controlling the Reg Edit. The first two steps ran fine, but in the third step HIJACKTHIS isn't able to restore the Registry Changes. Any more ideas how i can get this resovled ??


Sidhartn 6 years ago

@ mtsandeep : Dude, I tried your method but it isn't working. Problem is i think the Virus is also controlling the Reg Edit. The first two steps ran fine, but in the third step HIJACKTHIS isn't able to restore the Registry Changes. Any more ideas how i can get this resovled ??


The Chris 6 years ago

asawame :Di've been tryng for months to remove this virus :D


DarkPheonyx 6 years ago

Thanks for all the help...the 3 programs and the steps indicates solved about 98% of my problems and also the Task Manager issue.I now have only one more question...does all this get rid of win32Sality also? Thanks again


Nirjhor 6 years ago

great work man. I like your post. I will definitely tell my friends about your Webpage


ayush 6 years ago

just download malwarebytes and scan it that will do, no need to do all those steps but any ways thanx 4 ur research


ayush 6 years ago

hi i downloaded RRT but it asks liscence key for re,oval what should i do,

please give solutions to "tvmaster2420@gmail.com"


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James Plunkett 6 years ago

Hey man! im having a shocker of a day so far. I have this anti vir worm, and i cant shake it, its killed all of my processes, tskmngr, it even deleted and wiped out my avg. I followed the guide above but it wont even let me boot into safe mode! any help would be great

cheers

jc_plunkett@hotmail.com


naveen 6 years ago

hi

thank you very much..it is working....

bye tc


joemar 6 years ago

i have now enabled my explorer.exe, cmd, regedit, msconfig in my win7 but my task manager yet.

thanks very much:)


joemar 6 years ago

i followed your steps but my task manager is still not yet working and i can't disable viewing hidden files in my folders.

ty


Roger Sattoof 6 years ago

I never imagine that there is a solution for this big stupid virus ! thx Dude and keep up the antivirusing work ;)


hahahahaha 6 years ago

hahaha... i'm jus t wondering how can you fix this kind of problems or viruses.. maybe you know how to do this viruses..hahaha and then give some tips to the user how to fix it to earn money... am i right? hahahaha just joking....


Rastus 6 years ago

Awesome...This was a nasty little creature. Thanks


kc 6 years ago

thanks buddy.... it was simple and effective


Sagar  6 years ago

This didn't help me. The scan results are as expected but I still have the task manager and registry editor disabled. Tried with rebooting and without also but didn't work. Anything else Sandeep that I can try?


peter 5 years ago

try avast it will find these viruses


Adam 5 years ago

Thank You!


Omar 5 years ago

Thnx a lot man.....it works


The Saved 5 years ago

I had a virus before that took all the stuff I needed away from me, thank you for helping me get it back :D.

Now to run a scan with avast just to be safe.


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harrison8bal 5 years ago from Shanghai

Hey, nice hub there but mind reading my newly made guide? I am still learning from other people. I only have one follower :(

I have a much detailed guide though.

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User1234 5 years ago

really good one.

thanks for your help.

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Mohamed OSman 5 years ago

I made a very wide search and find a limited solutions which wasn't a permanent wise,

I tried your solution and waiting results but i am seeing it is working now and i see that i should write to thank you right now for your advice,

BTW i will feedback all of you for the future inquiry for your steps.


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raizen 4 years ago

hope this works man!!! hehe thanks anyways


pca 4 years ago

i have problem that ,the taskmanager is display only for 2-3 sec then it will close automatically..and same problem with the regisrty .help me to solve this problem as early as possible...


ally 4 years ago

THANK YOU VERY MUCH VERY HELPFUL

YOU SAVED MY DAY!

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Paul 4 years ago

THANKS :* :D


Cul 4 years ago

RRT is corrupted


Alex 4 years ago

Thank you so much! Very Helpful !


Daniel 4 years ago

work great... nice tuts.


rezk 3 years ago

as soon as i close the RRT program task manager stop working again


ASHIS, INDIA 3 years ago

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Moises 3 years ago

if i do this all my stuff would be deleted right??


Yash 3 years ago

task managercan also me enabled through gpedit.msc on non home versions of windows open run type gpedit.msc navigate to user configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Ctrl+alt+del options double click on remove task manager clickon disabled apply ok done


VJ 2 years ago

ILL TRY


troubleshooter313 2 years ago

For Enable or Disable the Task Manager

Open The Registry Editor.

Then Navigate To.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System

In the Key Double Click on the 'DisableTaskMgr' Key

Type the Value '0' in the Key.

This will Enable Task Manager.

Or type the Value '1' for Disable Task Manager

OR Simply Download any application from internet To Enable Task Manager.

Here is the Link for One Application called 'Task Manager Fixer'.

This is very tiny application & Take just one click for enable or Disable

Here is the Link for Application

http://softlinkplanet.blogspot.in/2013/02/task-man...


Meena 2 years ago

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Bla 11 months ago

it worked, thats a lot

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