With the rapid proliferation of Internet, more and more Malware attacks are being faced by us. Some of them can be detected, stopped and removed by inspecting the processes running in your system through Windows Task Manager (Use Ctrl+Alt+Del) and then click on Task Manager Processes.

Now comes the interesting part. If you know this fact, then the creators of the Malware also know this fact. And hence they try all ways and means to disguise themselves and make it difficult for you to discover them. One of the tricks used by them is to disable your Windows Task Manager so that you are not in a position to check for the malicious processes being run by the malware.

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So what do you do then ?

If this happens to you, then you can easily Enable Task Manager by following these simple Registry Tweaks.

Follow these steps.

    • Click Start > Click Run
    • Type REGEDIT > OK to open the Registry Editor utility.
    • Browse to the following key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system
    • Righ pane will show the value: DisableTaskMgr. Right click on it and select Delete.
    • Repeat the above steps for the following key:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
    • Close the Registry by choosing File | Exit
    • Now you should be able to use Task MAnager. If it is still not opening, try to reboot your system in Safe Mode and repeat the above mentioned steps.