How to: Re-enable the Task Manager when disabled by a Virus

By | October 22, 2011

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Viruses are the most dreadful things that we don’t like coming into our computer. They perform various operations that make us feel annoyed and disturbed. When a virus is found in a computer ,the Antivirus cleans it .But sometimes Antivirus programs will not respond to viruses.

As soon as we react to get rid of this problem , the virus would have damaged the files . The most commonly affected operation is that your Task Manager gets disabled. You cannot even do any operation and your system will look weird without a Task Manager.

To enable the Task Manager without using any software is simple. There are 2 methods to accomplish this job. Following methods are intended for Windows OS only.

Method I (Re-enable with the help of Registry):

1. Open Start Menu and select Run option

2. In the run dialog box , type gpedit.msc. Group Policy Editor  will now open

3. Select User Configuration and then Administrative Templates

4. In the Administrative Templates select System and then Ctrl+Alt+Del options    

5. Double click on Remove Task Manager and change the setting to Not Configured and then select OK

6.  Now your Task Manager will open.

Method  II  (Re-enable with the help of Run Command):

1.Open Run Command from Start Menu and copy the following text in the text box 

REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
 /v  DisableTaskMgr  /t REG_DWORD  /d /0 /f
2. Select OK and a command window will open and close quickly

3. Restart the computer

4. Now you will get your Task Manger option after restarting the Windows.


*  Method I is more effective than II

*  The methods will only enable Task Manger and you have to clean your PC to delete the virus

Watch the video below for further info ( Method I is shot)

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