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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2010, 12:26 Creston
Verno wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 11:52:
If you ever run into it and chances are you will, its becoming increasingly common and they target sites like this, you can restore it by booting into safe mode, killing off non-Windows related executables(they try to prevent you from running gpedit or regedit) then rebooting normally, go into Start->Run->gpedit.msc and set User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager to "Not Configured".

I'd like to point out that in Home versions of Vista and Windows 7, gpedit.msc does not exist, since they have no policies. (Policies are typically a domain function only.)

If task manager somehow got disabled on your system, you should be able to use regedit, and go to :


There should be a REG_DWORD called DisableTaskMgr. If it has a value of 1, it's disabled. Switch the value to zero.

(Note, if you're checking this on Home versions, the Registry key likely doesn't go farther than Policies. That's because there are no policies installed. But if Task manager ever gets disabled, it'll likely be there at that point.)

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