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Task Manager Virus?

by bill0224 / October 15, 2012 12:27 AM PDT

I have a new acer aspire and the task manager comes up but there's no tabs anymore- someone said it's a virus. I have avast and malwarebytes scan it but it doesn't show as detected or fixed. Any help is always appreciated!

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Did you try double clicking on that Task Manager.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2012 12:29 AM PDT
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Hint? TM is in Mini-Mode.

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Virus-related? Chances are..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 15, 2012 1:36 AM PDT
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Chances are if it were virus-related, you wouldn't be able to access the Task Manager at all. No less the tabs.

I'm with Bob. It's probably running in Tiny Footprint Mode and only needs a double-click on the border, in order to get back to the normal display mode.

IF it's not the case, let us know if you're experiencing any other problems or "symptoms".


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It wasin "tiny" mode- never seen that!
by bill0224 / October 15, 2012 11:51 AM PDT

Anyhow, I had some tech support checking my service out remotely and he said I had a virus because he couldn't figure that out.
Thanks for the help y'all

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I second guessed if I should write this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2012 4:09 AM PDT

But if that tech support didn't know this I wonder if I would allow them on my PC at all?

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by bill0224 / October 16, 2012 1:22 PM PDT

it was time/warner, not much choice as their service/support has been a disaster.

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