System hacks: important system components are maliciously disabled how to lift

After some viruses have infected the computer, even after checking and killing them, the “Command Prompt” window, folder options, task manager, registry editor and other important functions in Windows 10 will be disabled as a result, and users will receive a prompt that they have been disabled by the administrator when accessing them. In this case, many people directly choose to reinstall the system. In fact, we can first try to disable with the help of modifying Group Policy, the registry or using tools and software, which may eliminate the need to reinstall the system, lost settings and other troubles.

Tip: To prevent being disabled again after unbanning, you should first scan and check the system as a whole with the latest antivirus software, and then perform the operation.

●Unblock Group Policy

If you use the Home version of Windows 10, the system itself does not open the Group Policy function, not by malware, but you can refer to the article “No Missing Functionality – Get Back Group Policy for Windows Home” ( 128415.shtml) for an introduction to unblock Group Policy on your system.

For other versions of Windows 10, if Group Policy is disabled, you can enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt and type “reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer /v RestrictRun /t reg_dword /d0” command to unblock Group Policy.

● Unblock the Registry Editor

If the Registry Editor is disabled, you can go to the “User Configuration → Administrative Templates → System” branch in the Local Group Policy Editor, then find “Block access to Registry editing tools” in the right pane, double-click it and configure it as “Disabled” (Figure 1).


Alternatively, you can download a REG registry file directly and run it to unblock the registry (download link:, extraction code: h9hk).

Unblock the Command Prompt

Open the Registry Editor and locate the “HKEY_CURRECT _USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System” branch; in the right window, find the DisableCMD option (as a string type or DWORD type, if it does not exist, you can create a new one), double-click DisableCMD to set its numerical data to 0 (Figure 2). Finally, close the Registry Editor and return to the system to open the Command Prompt window.


If you are not comfortable with manually modifying the registry, you can also create a .REG extension file containing the code shown in the figure (Figure 3) and run it to automatically disable it. Code file download link:, extraction code: nxu1.


Unblock “Folder Options”.

If Folder Options is disabled in Windows 10, you can export the registry information from another computer with the same version of Windows 10 (e.g. Windows 10 1909 Professional with 64-bit) and then import it to the disabled system.

First open the Registry Editor on a normal Windows 10 computer and locate “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder “, right-click the Folder branch and select “Export” to save the information as a REG file (e.g. Windows 10 Folder Options Registry Information.REG) (Figure 4). Then copy the REG file to the computer where the folder options are disabled and run it to unblock the folder options. If you are using Windows 10 Professional, you can also directly download the REG file here (download link:, extraction code: 595v).


In addition, another registry file common to all versions of Windows 10 can be used to unblock it (Figure 5). link to download the REG file:, extraction code: y9by.


●Unblock Task Manager

If Task Manager is disabled, Windows Professional users can fix it by modifying Group Policy. Run GPEDIT.MSC to start the Local Group Policy Editor, then expand to “Local Computer Policy → User Configuration → Administrative Templates → System → Ctrl+Alt+Del”, double-click the “Remove Task Manager” item in the right pane, and select its configuration as “Unconfigured” or “Disabled” (Figure 6). “item in the right pane and select its configuration as “Unconfigured” or “Disabled” (Figure 6).


For users with Home Edition Windows 10, you can open the Registry Editor and expand “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\” in order. Find the System item (if it does not exist, you can create it), create a “string value” named DisableTaskMgr under it, and set the numeric data to 0 to disable Task Manager (Figure 7).


If you do not want to modify the registry manually, you can also directly download a REG file (download link:, extraction code: 73u2), run this file and automatically import registry information to unblock Task Manager.

In addition to the above methods, we can also try to restore disabled system items by using system optimization software. For example, use the automatic system repair feature of’s Windows Repair 2019 Free Edition to automatically scan and repair system settings that have been tampered with by illegal software, such as disabled folder options, disabled registry, etc.

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