Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How to enable Regedit / Show Hidden Files Option / Windows Task Manger back when disabled by virus

If Your PC is infected by FolderHTT or similar virus, it disables the REGEDIT, Show Hidden Files option under Tools option and even Task Manager. You can bring those utilities/ options back manually.

Enabling REGEDIT :
When your 'Registry Editor' is Blocked by the virus and you try to open it by typing "REGEDIT" in the run, then you will get an error message like "Registry Editing Has Been Disabled By Your Administrator". There are 2 ways to enable this again :
-- > Way 1:
1. Go to run then type gpedit.msc and press enter.
2. Now Click on Administrative Templates & click the System and locate the Prevent access to registry editing tools and double click on it.
3. Click disabled in the option button and click apply and then ok .
4. The disabled button will make the policy into default, the computer will automatically configured it and you would be able to access the regisrty.

-- > Way 2:
1. If you are not able to open or use gpedit.msc, then select all the codes in bold font below.
REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
2. Copy and paste it the Run window and hit enter. This code will enable your Registry Editor.

Enabling Show Hidden Files/Folder option :
1. Go to Run than type regedit and press OK.
2. Find the key:

3. Look at the “CheckedValue” key. This should be a DWORD key. Check its value If the value is not 1 then make it 1.
4. If “CheckedValue” key is not there then Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.

Now open My Computer, on the toolbar go to Tools > Folder Option and click on the View tab.
The “Show hidden files & folders” will work properly.

Enabling Windows TASK MANAGER :
1. Open Group Editor Policy by Clicking on Start--> then click Run --> type gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
2. In the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn: User Configuration--> Administrative Templates --> System -- > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.
3. On clicking Ctrl+Alt+Del , you will have four option on right hand side. Double click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting:
4. Click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager will be available once again.