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Virus on WindowsXP, got rid of it, No taskbar

May 16, 2011 at 14:15:32
Specs: Linux i686
Upon getting the virus (that made windows useless) I proceeded to run a virus scan for Windows on Ubuntu Linux. It seemed to of picked up the problems and as I reboot on to Windows nothing comes up. No icons, no taskbar, only desktop picture. I can still use CTRL+ALT+DEL but task manager is blurred out. I would appreciate some help.


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May 16, 2011 at 22:13:31

Let me see if I understand you correctly...

You ran an AntiVirus program from an Ubuntu Live CD to clean viruses from your Windows PC. In essence, you scanned your Windows hard drive by “mounting” it, right?

Before providing you with some Windows suggestions, what is the Windows Operating System you are running? XP, Vista, Windows 7?

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May 17, 2011 at 12:10:17
I suppose it is fake Windows XP Recovery virus, I newly learn this Windows XP Recovery virus can hide away a lot of files

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May 17, 2011 at 12:25:11
Guess the infected cmputer is running Windos XP...

If so, go to Start > Run

Highlight and copy each of the following (one at a time), and place in the Open area.
Then, Click: Enter/OK after each one:

reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Restart the computer

Can you now use Task Manager?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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