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://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Scan Only - no removalhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/
<links compiled on 02/14/2008>
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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