How to Block/Unblock Task Manager in Windows

Bryan Martin July 14, 2017 Comments Total Views:22
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disable/enable task manager

The Task Manager helps to monitor the programs, processes and services that are currently running on the background/foreground in the system. Also, we can use the Task Manager to start or stop the programs and services. Moreover, we can monitor the statistics of system performance and the network.

However, from a security point of view it is suggested to disable the access of Task Manager if our system is used by different people or staff. It is because, anyone can stop the security services from Task Manager to install malicious program and to hack the system.


Block/Unblock Task Manager

On the other hand, sometimes we find our Task Manager is already disabled. This might be due to either our system is compromised or some malicious program entered our system through some USB source or from the internet.

So here we will learn some easy steps to block or unblock the Task Manager as per our need.

How to enable/disable Task Manager

There are two procedures to disable the Task Manager
1. By Edit group policy option &
2. By the Registry editor.

Here, we will follow the first procedure i.e. ‘Edit group policy’, as it is common in all Windows operating system. So, just follow the steps below:


Block/Unblock Task Manager

  • Go to Run by pressing the Windows and R button together and type gpedit.msc and click on Ok.


  • Once entering the Local Group Policy Editor expand the Administrative Templates folder under User Configuration from left.


Block/Unblock Task Manager

  • Now expand the System folder and click on the Ctrl+Alt+Del Options folder.


Block/Unblock Task Manager

  • Now double click on Remove Task Manager from right panel and wait for a few seconds.


Block/Unblock Task Manager

  • Once the Remove Task Manager window will open, click on Enabled to block the access and click on Disabled to unblock the access of the task manager, then click on OK.

Now Task Manager will behave as per our choice.

So never give a single chance to unwanted troubles, just be one step ahead and secure our PC.

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