I have a PC that has its task manager & registry editor disabled, I'm not quite sure what caused it, most probable reason is spyware but I have my PC well protected. Anyhow, I can't seem to be able to unlock the task manager again. Whatever it is that caused this has also disabled registry editing. I've tried running scripts that re-open the registry but its quickly closed again, which led me to believe that something is running on the PC ensuring that the registry remains closed. Spyware and antivirus scans didn't work, so I tried using Hijack this to isolate the problem and finally found the culprit. It turned out to be a file masquerading as REGSVR running out of C:\windows. When I kill this process I can re-open the registry editor and from there open up the task manager. Now the problem is, this file keeps running every time I restart windows. I've tried every trick I can think off to stop it but I can't seem to get anything to work. Its not listed under msconfig's startup. Its not listed in the Registry editor under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run or any of the users. My attempts at deleting the file or corrupting it don't seem to be doing any good, everytime I restart the PC this malicious file reappears and runs itself, shutting down the registry and task manager. Its not being picked up by updated spyware or antivirus scans (different programs) and there is little left I haven't tried. Any ideas how to get rid of it ?