Can't open taskmgr.exe or regedit

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  1. stride1978

    stride1978 Registered Member

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    Can someone help. I am running XP pro SP1.

    The last couple of days my PC has been playing up a bit and I suspect that I have a virus. I use AVG 6 with the latest engine and no virus is detected. I have used adaware and Spybot S&D and both find nothing major.

    What the problem is, is that when I browsing the web and I click on a link that open a new window, the new window does appear, but is minimised on the task bar and I have to manually open it by right clicking the mouse and selecting maximise. I also cannot open up taskmgr.exe or regedit.exe. These do open, but only for a second then they disappear. Taskmgr.exe actually does appear in the taskbar, but when i mve the mouse near it, it disappears.

    I have tried various antivirus removal tools, but they are not helping since they are not for the virus I have suspected it was. Has anyone had this problem, and how did you fix it?
     
  2. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    Re:XP Sp1 help

    Online Virus scan tool ?!
     
  3. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Re:XP Sp1 help

    Have you used dedicated Anti-Trojan Scanner? Configured&Updated? And Scanned manually the ALL the local HDDs?
     
  4. stride1978

    stride1978 Registered Member

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    I have not, but will and will keep you informed. Thanks for the ultra quick reply. Is this something you have heard of?
     
  5. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Yea what you are experiencing appears to be what I dealt with many of times before on other peoples machines.
     
  6. izi

    izi Registered Member

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    Hello!

    Try Clrav tool. [ftp=ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/utils/clrav.zip]ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/utils/clrav.zip[/ftp] Great tool!!!

    Izi
     
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