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cannot access regedit, task manager and msconfig

Created: 11 Nov 2012 | 6 comments

i have a problem with my server and some of my clients...everyone affected by one virus i removed those viruses..but whenever i am bootin server all clients, i am getting one error message...can not find script file "c:\windows\system32\regedit.vbe"....i tried opening task manager and/or msconfig/regedit..i am getting the same error message....before symantec shows access denied to that virus(c:\windows\win.exe).....and i tried e-set and remore the virus but still i can't open regedit, task manager and msconfig.

Any solution.

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pete_4u2002's picture

check this article

also run sep support tool log to collect load point and open a support ticket as malware might be residig on the system.

Chetan Savade's picture


Could you please confirm which steps you perfomed to remove the virus?

Total how many computers & servers are affected?

Download Sep support tool & scan the affected system with power eraser.

Power eraser user guide.

Here is the location of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Support Tool:

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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Mick2009's picture

 i tried e-set and remore the virus but still i can't open regedit, task manager and msconfig.

It sounds like that vendor's remediation has not restored access to those Windows tools.  (Many threats block access to them in an attempt to keept users from cleaning their machines.)  See if ESet can help complete the clean-up job?

With thanks and best regards,


SiddharthVenkatachalam's picture

I am having the same issue. yesterday I had tried installing the Bitdefender Antivirus. It cleaned the system. Then as per company policy reverted the same to Symantec. The Virus Crops up again.

SameerU's picture


Please log a case with Symantec and provide the Sep Support tool logs to Symantec for analysing.