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What File Are These? I Googled

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#1 CalusBlade


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:38 PM

rundll32.exe <--- I think this came after I installed the NVIDIA driver but I'm not sure. The discription says it helps with memory and i do notice when i run games, least memory is used.

These are in the task menu by the way.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:03 PM

These 2 files can be legitimate, they can be malware, or rundll32 can be being used by malware to launch itself.

Try a couple of these free, online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

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If they scan clean in a couple of the above scans, then chances are that they're OK.

Rundll32.exe is needed to run some processes/programs on your system. In particular, the nVidia stuff may be using it.
ctfmon.exe is the Windows language bar - and it gets started by either the Regional Settings in Control Panel - or by Micrsoft Office - or by both. It's a pain to stop, but if you don't need it by all means turn it off.
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