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Re-enable critical Windows’ components disabled by malware
Posted By Ashraf On May 26, 2011 @ 10:20 AM In Freeware Reviews,Tips 'n Tricks | 16 Comments
One popular form of attack used by malware is disabling Window’s components such as the Command Prompt, System Restore, and Task Manager. Re-enable is a simple portable tool that allows users to easily re-enable Windows’ RegEdit, Command Prompt, Task Manager, Run, Folder Options, and System Restore:
Using Re-enable cannot get any easier. Simply download the program, run it, select what you want to re-enable, and hit “Enable”.
Re-enable comes in two forms: one is a portable 36.7 MB download; the other is a 64 KB download but requires .NET Framework to be installed. Just a word of warning: a-squared Anti-Malware claims the non-.NET, portable one contains malware; however Avira did not detect anything, and Softpedia vouches it is 100% clean so the a-squared detection is probably just a false positive.
Last but not least, currently Re-enable is v1.00; in the next v2.00 the developer plans on adding the ability to re-enable many other Windows’ components:
Screenshot by the developer
You can grab Re-enable from the following links:
Version reviewed: v188.8.131.52
Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, Win7
[via Raymond.cc ]
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 Re-enable homepage: http://tangosoft.co.uk/
 Download link - 36.7 MB portable version: http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Re-Enable-Portable.shtml
 Download link - 64 KB but need .NET installed version: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/Re-Enable.shtml
 Raymond.cc: http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/09/06/re-enable-brings-back-run-task-manager-regedit-cmd-folder-options-and-system-restore/
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