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January 9, 2005 1:55:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Recently I had a problem with accessing my Task Manager and I have fixed it
using the discussion boards here. However when I try to access the Task
Manager or Regisrty Editor they pop up breifly and go away leaving me unable
to navigate them. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
TJ
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 5:07:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi TJ,

What you are experiencing with Task Manager and the registry editor are
indicative of virus/trojan or other malware activity.
Ensure that your antivirus program has been updated to the most current
definitions and run a thorough scan. You may also want to run a free online
scan (eg., Trendmicro's Housecall or Panda's Active Scan).
In addition, have a look at the parasite removal information that is
available here:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm



Regards,

--
Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

"Goody" <Goody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F7DD5EA-4C88-4E53-B8A3-A8906B24F93B@microsoft.com...
> Recently I had a problem with accessing my Task Manager and I have fixed
it
> using the discussion boards here. However when I try to access the Task
> Manager or Regisrty Editor they pop up breifly and go away leaving me
unable
> to navigate them. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> TJ
Anonymous
January 10, 2005 9:55:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm
Creates usable copies of REGEDIT, MSCONFIG and Task Manager

You could be infected with one of these worms:

W32.Spybot.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
W32.Klez.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
W32.Yaha.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

These viruses terminate Regedit.exe and taskmgr.exe
W32.HLLW.Kefy:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
W32.HLLW.Cydog@mm:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
Backdoor.IRC.Yoink.A:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
Backdoor.Volac.dr:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
W32.Kwbot.R.Worm:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.kwbot.r....

These viruses delete the Regedit.exe, Regedt32.exe, Msconfig.exe, Taskmgr.exe
W32.Petch.B:
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.petch.b....
W32.HLLW.Maax.B@mm:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...



"Goody" <Goody@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2F7DD5EA-4C88-4E53-B8A3-A8906B24F93B@microsoft.com...
> Recently I had a problem with accessing my Task Manager and I have fixed it
> using the discussion boards here. However when I try to access the Task
> Manager or Regisrty Editor they pop up breifly and go away leaving me unable
> to navigate them. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> TJ
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