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virus deleted local security policy editor

A recent virus infected a client's computer and got it's fingers into everything.

One of the things it did was it prevented administrators from hitting ctrl+alt+del. Error message comes up that "Task Manager is disabled for this account". Probably this is to prevent it from being terminated.

However, gpedit.msc and secpol.msc are also missing. And the "Local Security Policy" link in Administrative Tools is also gone - making it difficult to change back.

I can find the spot in the registry to change to put task manager back (http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/UserTips/Customization/EnableDisableTaskManagerinWindowsXPHomePro.html), but how do I get gpedit.msc and secpol.msc back?
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reapply service pack
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I feel sheepish - it was windows xp home, not pro. So of course it doesn't have those snap-ins.

So rpggamergirl, your answer did the trick - and fixed a lot of stuff I didn't realize the virus had changed!

But jss1199, the adminpak is useful, and I think on an XP pro machine that would have helped too.