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									How to Enable Task Manager

Task Manager Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator
Step by Step Methods for Fixing Task Manager

Task Manager Has Been Disabled, How to Fix It?

Many times when working   on a computer that has been infected with a
virus, trojan, or piece   of spyware I find myself with the Task Manager
being disabled. Malware   creators like to disable Task Manager so it makes
solving the problem and   removing the issue difficult.

If this happens you'll normally have to edit the Windows registry to fix
the problem. A restriction has been placed on the user to not allow them
to run Task Manager, this might be ok in an office environment where the
IT department wants to control things, but in a home office this can
cause major problems trying to fix a malware or virus issue.

Listed below you will find the many ways to reenable Task Manager along
with an automatic method that works wonders.



Task Manager Has Been Disabled, How to Fix It?

Many times when working   on a computer that has been infected with a
virus, trojan, or piece   of spyware I find myself with the Task Manager
being disabled. Malware   creators like to disable Task Manager so it makes
solving the problem and   removing the issue difficult.

If this happens you'll normally have to edit the Windows registry to fix
the problem. A restriction has been placed on the user to not allow them
to run Task Manager, this might be ok in an office environment where the
IT department wants to control things, but in a home office this can
cause major problems trying to fix a malware or virus issue.

Listed below you will find the many ways to reenable Task Manager along
with an automatic method that works wonders.




First we'll begin with the various registry modification methods for
correcting this problem.

Method 1 - Using the Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional

Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
Under User Configuration, Click on the plus (+) next to Administrative
Templates
Click on the plus (+) next tSystem, then click on Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options
Find Remove Task Manager in the right-hand pane and double click on it
Choose the option "Not Configured" and click Ok.
Close the Group Policy Window
Method 2: Change the Task Manager Option through the Run line

Click on Start, Run and type the following command exactly and press
Enter
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v
DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Method 3: Change Task Manager through a Registry REG file

Click on Start, Run, and type Notepad and press Enter
Copy and paste the information between the dotted lines into Notepad and
save it to your desktop as taskmanager.reg
------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Sys
tem]
"DisableTaskMgr"=dword:00000000
-------------------------------------

3. Double click on the taskmanager.reg file to enter the information into
the Windows registry

Method 4: Delete the restriction in the registry manually

Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following branch

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Policies\ System


In the right pane, find and delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
Close the registry editor




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