By the passagge of time, these viruses are getting smarter & smarter. Many times after the attack of these types of viruses, you can’t open “Folder options” from “Tools” menu and also registry editor has also been disabled. Sometimes the task manager is also disabled. But regarding task manager we’ll see later. Today lets just learn how to tackle these two situations.
First case is if your Folder options is disabled or you can’t view it and if your “Registry Editor” is running then you can follow these steps:
Run >> Type “regedit” without quotes. Press “Enter”. Now navigate to the following entries one by one
On the right side, see if there is any DWORD value named Nofolderoptions exists or not, if it is there then delete it.
Second case is if your “Registry Editor” is disabled then follow these steps:
Run >> Type “gpedit.msc” without quotes. Now navigate to
User Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System
On the right side, set “Prevent access to Registry editing tools” to either “Not Configured” or “Disabled“.
Ok, now again go to Run >> type
REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
And now press “Enter”. That’s it, your both problems should be solved now.
A word of precaution: If you are not familiar with registry editing, then please take utmost care in following my steps, if you just do one wrong step in editing registry and Kaboom, so handle with care. Disabling of Folder options, regedit and task manager is mostly caused by viruses, therefore keep your Antivirus definitions updated and keep scanning your PC, atleast once in a week. Precaution is better then cure, this is what technostarry recommends :)