Task Manager not showing up

January 18, 2011 at 17:43:57
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB Ram
My pc was infected by PC Internet Security 2010 and I took it out manually. Unfortunately, my task manager started not showing up and I couldn't install any anti-virus into the computer. Can someone help?

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January 18, 2011 at 17:50:01
Right-click on an empty space of the taskbar> select Task manager.

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January 18, 2011 at 18:15:02
i've done that. also alt+ctrl+del, and open gpedit.msc but nothing happen

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January 18, 2011 at 18:25:46
You could download DTaskManager from

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January 18, 2011 at 18:27:17
Mika_kie, It won't hurt to try Method 1 or 2 at the link below.



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January 18, 2011 at 18:43:00
thanks guys...

it's okay but i still couldn't install the anti-virus program

i tried all of them but still...nothing worked

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January 18, 2011 at 19:04:46
The problem is not that I couldn't install antivirus but it said
'this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator'.
but i am the administrator.

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January 18, 2011 at 19:27:35
"My pc was infected by PC Internet Security 2010"

That's one of the "rogue" anti-malware programs.

What the makers of such software do is infect web sites with crap that contaminates your computer by you merely visiting the contaminated web site, or you may have gotten it when you downloaded illegally obtained software and the crap was released when you executed the download. .
One of the things that crap often does is disable things that normally work fine, such as Task Manager.
The symptoms created by the crap are all FAKED. The intention is for you to be deceived into scanning your computer with their anti-malware software - the scan is free, but you have to pay for the anti-malware software to get rid of the crap, most of which, or all of which, is crap the same "rogue" anti-malware software maker was responsible for contaminating your computer with.

The "rogue" anti-malware program is legitimate, but the method they use to try to get you to buy it is considered to be unethical. The quality of it varies from okay to poor.

Most major legitimate anti-malware programs either do not find the crap, or they do but they can't get rid of it properly. The "rogue" anti-malware makers update the method of crap contamination etc. more often than many legitimate major anti-malware programs can keep up with.

Malwarebytes specializes in getting rid of the crap and the "rogue" anti-malware program too.

Download the free version of Malwarebytes from the web, choose to save it to desktop (the main desktop screen), run the download, then run the Full scan in the resulting Malwarebytes program.
When it has finished, have it remove everything it found.
Your PC Internet Security 2010 "rogue" anti-malware program and all the crap and it's effects will probably be completely gone after you have restarted the computer.

If you can't use an internet browser on the contaminated computer without being hassled with pop ups or being re-directed to an anti-malware web site, download the free version of Malwarebytes on another computer, copy it to a flash drive, then plug the flash drive into your computer while Windows is running and choose to save the download to desktop (the main desktop screen).

The Malwarebytes Full scan will take less time to run if you run it in Safe mode, or Safe mode with networking if you need to Update it.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting - do not hold it down - and choose Safe mode, or Safe mode with networking.

The free version of Malwarebytes updates itself when you first install it, but it does not auto update itself after that.
If you need to run it in the future, you need to click on Update in the program, and update it, BEFORE you run a Full scan.
It does not have a resident module that runs all the time looking for suspicious activity, so it will not interfere with any resident module of whatever other anti-malware programs that are installed on your computer.

Sometimes the crap installed by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware programs prevents you from executing all or specific *.exe files.
If the Malwarebytes download will not run, or if the resulting installed Malwarebytes program will not run, if you rename the download file name mbamxxxxxx.exe to mbamxxxxxx.bat, or the resulting Malwarebytes program mbam.exe to mbam.bat, the download will install the program, or the program will work fine, when you double click on the *.bat file.
If you can't see the .exe file extensions, go to Control Panel - Folder Options, select the View tab, and enable Show file extensions for known file types, click on OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

If you keep getting crap that was made by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware programs on your computer, many people have bought the paid version of Malwarebytes - it auto updates itself, and it has a resident module that runs all the time the computer is running looking for suspicious activity.

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January 19, 2011 at 01:46:42
I'm sorry... I typed it wrong
it's not PC Internet Security but Personal Internet Security

anyway,thank you

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January 19, 2011 at 04:31:23
Mika_kie, Follow the instructions at the link below.

Automated Removal Instructions for Personal Internet Security 2011 using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware:



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January 19, 2011 at 08:10:51
"...it's not PC Internet Security but Personal Internet Security"

Try Malwarebytes anyway. It has gotten rid of all crap loaded by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware so far for me.

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January 19, 2011 at 16:47:03
Tufenuf & Tubesandwires,

Thank you so much
It really work, finally. So its all malware problem.
Thanks again.

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January 19, 2011 at 19:11:36
We're glad to hear you solved your problem.
Malwarebytes usually fixes this type of problem.

The crap made by the "rogue" anti-malware software makers is malware only in the sense that it's extremely annoying. It doesn't actually do any harm. Once the crap and the "rogue" anti-malware program has been removed, usually everything that worked previously works fine again.

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