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Windows 7: Accidentally deleted all processes in task manager? HELP.

03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Accidentally deleted all processes in task manager? HELP.

Hi, I recently got a virus. I was trying to delete it, and my friend told me that when she deleted all the processes currently running in the task manager, it typically worked. Now the toolbar on the bottom won't show up; the desktop is blank; pretty much just a background. I tried restarting it, it didn't work. I have a Windows 7 laptop. I just need to know how to get back these processes and get my desktop back to normal...any help appreciated. :S Thanks!

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03 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600

Ctrl-ALt-Del and select "task manager". Click "file" and then "new task". Type in "explorer.exe" without the quotes. That should get your desktop back. From there, do a system restore to a point before you deleted your running tasks. Run a virus scan with MSC and MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
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03 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Do you remember what the Virus was and what Anti-virus program found it?
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

Stopping a running task is in no way going to prevent that task from running again after a reboot. Something else is going on here.
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 Accidentally deleted all processes in task manager? HELP.

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