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No Task Manager - no error msg

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  1. Tiriman

    Tiriman Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Pressing CTRL, ALT, DELETE does not start task manager and there is no error msg.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    This is my HighJack this log file.

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 14:54:53, on 25/01/2006
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\waol.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\shellmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\aoltpspd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.freeserve.com/iesearch/default.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchinc.net/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.freeserve.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Freeserve
    O1 - Hosts: 205.238.40.2 www.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 205.238.40.2 err.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 209.67.209.50 test3201.winmx.com test3203.winmx.com test3205.winmx.com test3207.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 82.43.224.20 test3202.winmx.com test3204.winmx.com test3206.winmx.com test3208.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 209.67.209.50 c3310.z1301.winmx.com c3310.z1302.winmx.com c3310.z1303.winmx.com c3310.z1304.winmx.com c3310.z1305.winmx.com c3310.z1306.winmx.com c3312.z1301.winmx.com c3312.z1302.winmx.com c3312.z1303.winmx.com c3312.z1304.winmx.com c3312.z1305.winmx.com c3312.z1306.winmx.com c3314.z1301.winmx.com c3314.z1302.winmx.com c3314.z1303.winmx.com c3314.z1304.winmx.com c3314.z1305.winmx.com c3314.z1306.winmx.com c3316.z1301.winmx.com c3316.z1302.winmx.com c3316.z1303.winmx.com c3316.z1304.winmx.com c3316.z1305.winmx.com c3316.z1306.winmx.com c3318.z1301.winmx.com c3318.z1302.winmx.com c3318.z1303.winmx.com c3318.z1304.winmx.com c3318.z1305.winmx.com c3318.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 212.227.64.159 c3313.z1301.winmx.com c3313.z1302.winmx.com c3313.z1303.winmx.com c3313.z1304.winmx.com c3313.z1305.winmx.com c3313.z1306.winmx.com c3317.z1301.winmx.com c3317.z1302.winmx.com c3317.z1303.winmx.com c3317.z1304.winmx.com c3317.z1305.winmx.com c3317.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 82.195.155.5 c3311.z1301.winmx.com c3311.z1302.winmx.com c3311.z1303.winmx.com c3311.z1304.winmx.com c3311.z1305.winmx.com c3311.z1306.winmx.com c3315.z1301.winmx.com c3315.z1302.winmx.com c3315.z1303.winmx.com c3315.z1304.winmx.com c3315.z1305.winmx.com c3315.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 82.43.224.20 c3319.z1301.winmx.com c3319.z1302.winmx.com c3319.z1303.winmx.com c3319.z1304.winmx.com c3319.z1305.winmx.com c3319.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 209.67.209.50 c3520.z1301.winmx.com c3520.z1302.winmx.com c3520.z1303.winmx.com c3520.z1304.winmx.com c3520.z1305.winmx.com c3520.z1306.winmx.com c3522.z1301.winmx.com c3522.z1302.winmx.com c3522.z1303.winmx.com c3522.z1304.winmx.com c3522.z1305.winmx.com c3522.z1306.winmx.com c3524.z1301.winmx.com c3524.z1302.winmx.com c3524.z1303.winmx.com c3524.z1304.winmx.com c3524.z1305.winmx.com c3524.z1306.winmx.com c3526.z1301.winmx.com c3526.z1302.winmx.com c3526.z1303.winmx.com c3526.z1304.winmx.com c3526.z1305.winmx.com c3526.z1306.winmx.com c3528.z1301.winmx.com c3528.z1302.winmx.com c3528.z1303.winmx.com c3528.z1304.winmx.com c3528.z1305.winmx.com c3528.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 212.227.64.159 c3523.z1301.winmx.com c3523.z1302.winmx.com c3523.z1303.winmx.com c3523.z1304.winmx.com c3523.z1305.winmx.com c3523.z1306.winmx.com c3527.z1301.winmx.com c3527.z1302.winmx.com c3527.z1303.winmx.com c3527.z1304.winmx.com c3527.z1305.winmx.com c3527.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 82.195.155.5 c3521.z1301.winmx.com c3521.z1302.winmx.com c3521.z1303.winmx.com c3521.z1304.winmx.com c3521.z1305.winmx.com c3521.z1306.winmx.com c3525.z1301.winmx.com c3525.z1302.winmx.com c3525.z1303.winmx.com c3525.z1304.winmx.com c3525.z1305.winmx.com c3525.z1306.winmx.com
    O1 - Hosts: 82.43.224.20 c3529.z1301.winmx.com c3529.z1302.winmx.com c3529.z1303.winmx.com c3529.z1304.winmx.com c3529.z1305.winmx.com c3529.z1306.winmx.com
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLSTATEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe icon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [%FP%Friendly fts.exe] "C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdates] C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe /auto
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: BigFix.lnk = C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Money Viewer - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.com/
    O16 - DPF: cpcScanner - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-18.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5E943D9C-F8DC-4258-8E3F-A61BB3405A33} - http://www.imagestation.com/common/classes/batchdwnl.cab?version=4,3,2,20802
    O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{08D3F686-14CB-4D26-8AD1-BCF31CCB542B}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{08D3F686-14CB-4D26-8AD1-BCF31CCB542B}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
    O23 - Service: Kerio Personal Firewall 4 (KPF4) - Kerio Technologies - C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
     
  2. Lance1

    Lance1

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    To Enable or Disable Task Manager go to Start \ Run and type regedit and go to the following;

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    Name: DisableTaskMgr
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
    Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

    Or! to make it easy download this ZIP. It has a .reg file with the entries needed to enable Task Manager in the registry.
     

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  3. Tiriman

    Tiriman Thread Starter

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    Messages:
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    Hi, Thanks for your response.

    Tried it the old fashioned way (regedit) and just ended up with a DOS window with blinking cursor.

    Downloaded the zip file and added the info to the registry. Message said it was successful, I rebooted, but task manager still not working.

    Any other ideas, Thanks, Martin
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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  5. Tiriman

    Tiriman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I think it is sorted. As far as I can make out, it was caused by winupdate.exe. I removed it from startup and deleted the files and folder.

    Everything seems OK at the moment.

    Thanks, Martin
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Yes that was the culprit (y) I'd still run Hoster too.
     
  7. Tiriman

    Tiriman Thread Starter

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    i have just run hoster, i have also run AVG anti virus, here is another highjack this log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 20:03:48, on 25/01/2006
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
    C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
    C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
    C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\waol.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\shellmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\aoltpspd.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.freeserve.com/iesearch/default.htm
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.searchinc.net/
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.freeserve.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.freeserve.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Freeserve
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] mHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLSTATEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe icon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [%FP%Friendly fts.exe] "C:\Program Files\VoyagerTest\fts.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: AOL 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: BigFix.lnk = C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &eBay Search - res://C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTb.dll/RCSearch.html
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Money Viewer - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.freeserve.com/
    O16 - DPF: cpcScanner - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-18.cab
    O16 - DPF: {5E943D9C-F8DC-4258-8E3F-A61BB3405A33} - http://www.imagestation.com/common/classes/batchdwnl.cab?version=4,3,2,20802
    O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{08D3F686-14CB-4D26-8AD1-BCF31CCB542B}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{08D3F686-14CB-4D26-8AD1-BCF31CCB542B}: NameServer = 205.188.146.145
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
    O23 - Service: Kerio Personal Firewall 4 (KPF4) - Kerio Technologies - C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
     
  8. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Looks good now (y)
     
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