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Legendary
3rd March 2005, 01:32 PM
I'm having a problem with the windows task manager. It won't show up. Every time i try to press Ctrl, Alt, Delete, the task manager will sometimes pop up for 1-3 seconds, then minimizes. It then turns to a little icon in the bottom right corner, with the green bars. When i roll over the green bars, it dissapears.

Crayon Violent
3rd March 2005, 02:01 PM
sounds like a virus. a lot of viruses prevent you from accessing your task manager, to keep you from ending them.

there's a good chance if you try to run a virus program, like norton, it keeps you from doing that, as well, and there's a good chance if you try to access regedit, you will find you will not be able to do that, either.

There are several free online virus scanners. First step you should take is to go to one and see if it's an older virus that can be removed. Hopefully it will be as simple as that.

here is a free online virus scanner that i go to alot:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Flocito
3rd March 2005, 02:22 PM
I did a search and found this thread (http://www.winguides.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=genwinxp&Number=97173&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=9&part=all) talking about the exact same thing that you are seeing. It appears that it is a virus or trojan, therefore run a virus scan, Spybot, and Ad-Aware. Hopefully that will clean up your system.