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Task manager and regedit Help

 
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PIEMAN



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Task manager and regedit Help Reply with quote

My son recently downloaded LimewirePro,since then I have had problems
with start up,I have since removed LimewirePro from my system.
I had a worm on the system,I got rid of that with my antivirus program,but now I cannot access Task manager or regedit.
Any ideas anyone?
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SoftStag



Joined: 05 Feb 2006
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a good one, the fix is to edit the registry, but you can't!

I know what the registry key is that needs to be changed, I'm just not sure if this will be blocked by Windows or not....

Arrow Open a Command Prompt (Start - Run - type CMD - Click OK)
Arrow Enter the following, exactly as it appears in the Code box below:
Code:
REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Arrow Press Enter and it should make the changes
Arrow Try accessing Regedit

If this has been successful you will need to check the following 2 registry keys:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

Check these keys for DisableTaskMgr and set to a DWORD value of 0.

If this went to plan, then everything should be back to normal. If not, let us know what happened.
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PIEMAN



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replying to my post Softstag,I tried the Command prompt you suggested, only to get a message box with the note “another programs is currently using this file”. Any other suggestion?
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PIEMAN



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sofstag

Joy!!!!! Started my system in safe mode and could access regedit, could also access task manager, Therefore it must be something in normal start up. Low and behold a rogue program in common start up I disabled it whilst in safe mode, then restarted normally, everything is back to normal. By the way HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
DWORD value was set correct
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Had no DisableTaskMgr

Thanks for you help anyway.
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Steve



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Pieman. Do you remember what the rouge program was?
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