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How to re-enable Windows features like folder option, task manager, etc disabled by viruses?

After removing certain viruses from our Windows PC, sometimes we will face a new problem. For example, if we trying to access Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL + Shift + Esc, we will get an error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator” or when trying to open regidit (Windows registry editor) we will get similar message. Most probably these problems are of virus activities.

Features like Folder option, task manager and regedit are mostly and commonly disabled by viruses. Unfortunately, anti-virus software doesn’t really care about these restrictions and do nothing to re-enable them.

Here is a free tool that can bring back your disabled folder options, task manager, regedit(windows registry editor), search, run , show hidden files and folders, etc options.

RegainPower is an open source program that could re-enable above mentioned problems. It is very small in size (743Kb) and USB portable, just run and select features and click OK. (Some features requires restarting the system)


  1. I previously used RRT. Will also try this one, looks cool.

  2. @Mayur,
    Thanks to the info about RRT, unfortunately now they offer only one option (file extension)in the free version.

  3. Nice info, thanks

  4. thanks for useful information.....i had this problem many time...i usually format and reinstall the os but now i can use this software

  5. seems to be nice tool. i used to use tools like hijack this, process explorer e.t.c


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