How To Enable Windows Task Manager When Disabled By a Virus

Even if we have anti-virus installed, we can still be infected by a custom viruses that are not recognized by our anti-virus. Sometimes after removing the virus completely from our system, we face new problems such as we can no longer bring up Windows Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL. We get the error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator”.

This post will help you to re-enable the Windows Task Manager as long as it cannot open normally. Just follow these steps.

Disabling Task Manager is one way viruses try to make it harder for us to deal with their infections. Before proceeding any further, you should run a complete and up-to-date anti-virus scan of your machine.
& Try to remove the virus else it will again disable your Task Manager.

Open Group Editor Policy by Clicking on Start, then click Run and type in gpedit.msc and press OK.

Once in the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn:
User Configuration
Administrative Templates
System
Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

On clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del You will have four option on right hand side.

Double click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting:
Click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager is available once again.

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3 comments so far

  1. zo on

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  2. Gaurav Nanda on

    Good Stuff!

  3. elizer on

    thanks….


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