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Rundll32.exe is not working?


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#1 Lrobinson6

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

I tried all those registry cleaners that say they are free, and then to fix the problem it cost. I've restored my computer twice. once in safe mode once not. I can't access a lot of stuff like my security center and other important components. In the system32 folder in my C: drive rundll32.exe is there but it doesn't look the same as the one in my D: drive system 32. How can I get it back.
Please help thanks in advance.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:54 AM

First, we can go on for days telling you why registry cleaners are no good and that they can damage your system. But here's a link that explains it: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015

How have you restored your computer? Have you used System Restore or some other process/procedure?
What are the properties of Rundll32.exe in your C:\Windows\System32 directory - and what are the properties of the one in the D:\WIndows\System32 directory? (it's not unusual for them to be different - but the one in C: should be the same as or newer than the one in D:)
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 04:33 PM

Hello usasma,

thank you for helping. I used system restore, I don't have a disk my computer came with vista on it. The runddl32.exe in the C: drive System32, it's properties are empty under the details/general tab. It just has the size and the date modified. The one in the D: drive System32 has the file description-Windows host process and all the other information like: type, file, version, product name, product version, copyright, and so on. all of that is there and it just looks legit compared to the the other one. When I try to open my security center it pops open the black CMD box for like a second and then closes. No error message just that.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

Most times it's not rundll32.exe that's the problem, but rather it's an infected DLL file using the rundll32.exe process to launch itself.
You can submit the questionable rundll32.exe to http://virusscan.jotti.org to see if it is infected.

Also, here's a link with a bunch of free, online scans that you can try. There's instructions on what to do at the bottom of it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
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