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Taskmgr not activated with Ctrl, Alt, Delete

by rdatrader / June 3, 2004 11:54 AM PDT

I'm not sure why, or what happened but the task manager function is no longer accessible with Ctrl, Alt, Delete.
I can access the Task Manager from the desktop via a shortcut, but if the scren freezes there is no way to get there. Can someone help me on this one?

P3, 512M Mem, WinXP-pro


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Re:Taskmgr not activated with Ctrl, Alt, Delete
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 3, 2004 11:58 AM PDT

1. Read and look at that key.

2. Another trick of SPYWARE is to disable such to prevent removal. Detail what steps you take to keep PARASITES off your machine.

Read if you don't know that parasites are not detected by today's Antivirus.

Happy hunting,


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Re:Re:Taskmgr not activated with Ctrl, Alt, Delete
by rdatrader / June 3, 2004 12:16 PM PDT

HI Bob,

Thanks for responding.

Task Manager is enabled (checked registry) and it runs from the desktop icon. I just can't start it with the Cntl, Alt, Delete key combo.

Also, I run Spyware Sweeper and SpywareGuard, Spybot S&D (1.3), Adaware, Avast (and also regularly scan with AVG and Housecall),scan with X-cleaner at startup and use Zone Alarm. They are all up to date.

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Oh foolish me!
by rdatrader / June 3, 2004 12:28 PM PDT

Found it-- I forgot that I installed Diamond's Process Guard, and discovered that it has been blocking the start of Task Manager using the keyboard keys.

Sorry to have troubled you.


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