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Did a google search and if i did not disable it, it is likely a virus. Well i ran avg and avira. Both came back negative for a virus. Followed instructions via google search to get the task manager running again. Still 25 processes running, just like i expected. Usually a virus will have an extra one running in there to make it easy to figure out how to get rid of it.

Everything seems to be running normal now, but i do all of my banking and use alot of services from this machine. I am afraid to log into any of my acounts while this machines security is questionable.

Should i drop the paranoia? Or put some more effort into finding out what disabled my task manager?
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    Re: task manager has been disabled by your administrator - XP pro
    « Reply #1 on: May 7, 2012, 08:20:21 am »
    Did you look for malware? Sometime that can cause problems that virus software can't detect.
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    Re: task manager has been disabled by your administrator - XP pro
    « Reply #2 on: May 8, 2012, 12:05:03 am »
    I would boot your computer into safe mode and then run a virus/malware check.  There is a chance, however, that your anti-virus software and malware checker may not run in safe mode. 

    Some viruses have the ability to hide themselves on boot-up and  may not be detectable by normal scans.

    If you are unfamiliar with the above procedure, a lot of smart people have put a lot of helpful information on the interwebz that detail how to do it and how to remedy the situation if your anti-virus won't run in safe mode.
    « Last Edit: May 8, 2012, 12:08:21 am by CoJoe »

     

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