How to delete Virus that disables Task Manager, Regedit from launching

Pfeiffersches goes Disco :)Recently, one of our machines was infected by a nasty virus that disables Task Manager and Regedit from launching. I think the virus became active once I clicked on an executable which is the same as the folder name. So if you see a file which has the same name as the folder but with an .exe extension on it, Do Not Click On It! Once clicked, the virus will be activated. That’s when your machine slows down and you can’t access Task Manager. photo credit: www.scharfelinse.com

Despite having the latest antivirus patch, scanning the machine seems unsuccessful because there are processes running heavily on the background which I can’t kill since Task Manager is out. After much research and trying, I found a solution to the problem. Since I’m unsure of the name of the virus, these steps may or may not help you but it’s worth giving it a try if you encounter the same symptoms.

1. Download and install AnVir Task Manager Pro. This features of this app is just like task manager. Once installed you will be able to see which nasty process is running so you can temporarily stop it from running. Once stopped you can at least run your machine at its usual speed.

2. Download and install any of these Antivirus Software: Avast (Highly Recommended), Avira, AVG
The antivirus software helped to remove the virus for me. Once downloaded and installed, click on check for updates. After getting the updates, it will automatically scan your machine. In my case, at least 4-5 malwares were caught and quarantined. Without hesitation, I deleted them.

Basically these two types of applications helped me remove the viruses. If you have trouble accessing the internet to download the installations, you can get help from friends. The installers aren’t that big and should fit into a thumbdrive. Do note that you will need to have Internet connection to get updates from Avast, Avira, AVG.

Hope it helps. Any questions or comments, just post below.



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Thankz
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Thankz
7 years 11 months ago

wow thnx i had many viruses and trojans and etc on my laptop and flashdrive from my vacation trip to asia, well now i must try this and see if it will work 100% 😀

Johnny
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Johnny
7 years 8 months ago
I have a weird problem. Can you walk me through to fix my laptop please? I have a Windows XP Home Edition version 2002 Service Pack 2 with no anti-virus programs and 6 days ago after searching for ‘roms’ to download and finding nothing but POP UP WEBSITES. another browsing window from Internet Explorer popped up and it wouldn’t close. So I tried Alt + CTRL + Delete and it said “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” I tried searching for the worm, cookie or trojan by going to “RUN” “REGEDIT” And received “Registry editing has been disabled… Read more »
Manoj Das
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Manoj Das
7 years 6 months ago

i don’t know which virus disable the task manager and the regedit option in my computer. plz help me for the above problem.

yimjeric
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yimjeric
7 years 6 months ago

after disabling the applications that are taking control of my machine (i think), i ran the antivirus stated above and deleted the virus, but i still can’t open my task manager. please help me for my problem

the benz
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the benz
7 years 6 months ago

hi
I keep getting a request to disable task manager, and I keep saying no! yet, my automatic updates and my firewall keeps being turned off by this virus. I have tried to delete it in the reg, no luck, I noticed lass.exe running and when I try to kill or stop the process it won let me.
it keeps saying this is critical system file, and refuses.
the computer wont let me open the system32 file even in safe mode
please assist me to delete this worm

the benz
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the benz
7 years 5 months ago
This is the most irritating virus and the more you delete the more it duplicates itself I a so mad I now, it is blocking all y antivirus, my folders, and just plug in the internet it replicates. Imagine vundo cannot detect it, and virtumomde be gone cannot detect it, the only thing detecting it is spybot and ad-aware, and they both cannot remove it. The best is if you kill the process or delete it, immediately it starts to restart your computer. I am convinced this is a new leg of the virus I a sure this one has… Read more »
Tori
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Tori
7 years 5 months ago
Ugh, I’m getting rid of one of these as we speak, using the method recommended here. It took me forever to download that task manager, seeing as how my Trojan was blocking a lot of my internet! It would bring me to weird blank pages with huge URLs every time I clicked on a search result. I finally had to go to a different computer on my home network, download everything here (I’m on it right now), and then transfer the files over the network. But that 3rd party task manager is very nifty, nipped the little .exe in the… Read more »
rozh
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rozh
7 years 5 months ago

try this tool below,its quite perfect for such kind of problem(tskmgr&regedit_enabling,bringing_back_ folder_optiions)

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/HijackThis-Download-5034.html

Guian
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Guian
7 years 5 months ago

Help me i dont have internet in our house i cant update the anti virus. Im only 16 years old i dont know what to do. e-mail me fast plsssssssss!!…

Neo
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Neo
7 years 2 months ago
Hi Everyone. The simple and best way to get this Virus out of your computer, is you need two things. 1: Trial version of Tune up Utility 2: Kaspersky Anti-Virus. ***************************************************** Tune up Utility is PC optimizing tool but has Reg editor within it. so the Virus will not block from installing this software. Once you have installed, open Reg editor and search for disabletaskmgr. you will get 2 results. Double click on it and change the value to 0. But do not close Reg Editior. Now you should be able to open TaskManager. At this point you can install… Read more »
will young
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will young
6 years 11 months ago

I manually deleted the task bar block as instructed and loaded the an vir program but it’s so confusing. I don’t know what everything does so really I have no clue how to tell with programed is bad any more than looking at the task manger.

JimK
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JimK
6 years 1 month ago
Neo, Thanks for the advice. I tried your suggestion and now have the CTRL+ALT+DEL function again. I am running Kasperskey anti virus and completed a full scan. In my 1st attempt it found several items, but Kasperskey did not give me an option to DELETE, intead, my laptop rebooted. I opened Kasperskey, and changed the setting from disinfect to delete. I then ran the anti virus software a second time and it appears many of virus and Trojan was cleaned. What remains is the malware’s icon on the desktop and in the progam list. Should Kasperskey removed these items too?… Read more »
PRAGMA
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PRAGMA
5 years 6 months ago

This virus is really a virus that takes control of your pc, monitoring all information on the pc whiles sending it back to the creator, can’t edit registry? can’t access taskmgr? huh! these are the main functions of the computer os, this virus not only blocks registry and taskmanager, but you don’t have access to installing any software too.anyone knows how to track creator of the virus?

morgan
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morgan
5 years 5 months ago

I have the virus that is locking down my toolbar options and my internet. I can access the task manager, but from there I don’t know how to look for the file of the virus. Help would be appriecated

Dionisius Inung
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Dionisius Inung
4 years 10 months ago

hi……..

i have a simple way to shut it down.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem

-you will see “DisableTaskMgr”above that there is a file with name (Default) and the data (value not set)>open it>than the value enter tex “no trojans”
-it’s all done. no disable task manager again.

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