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#1 bg9208


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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:04 AM


I am having a few non-specific PC problems, slow running, momentary freeze ups and such like irritations but, as yet nothing really scary.
I looked at Task Manager today and found a number of unwanted apps running which I dont want, like Googleupdater but I was concerned to find rundll32.exe running but not as a system file. I deleted it and don't seem to have effected the running of other apps. Is this likely to be a trojan and if so how can I cure it?
Thanks in anticipation!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:01 AM

Good morning :thumbsup:.

It's impossible to tell...what a now-deleted file may have been.

Typically, the key variables to consider when attempting to determine if a file is legit or not...include size and location.

You can use Google to look up generic info on such files...before taking any action...in the future.

Some Info on Rundll32.exe.


#3 Moc


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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:56 AM

In addition you might want to get some reading materal from: Security > Spyware and Malware Removal Guides and Reading Room, on these forums.
If you still feel unsure afterwards, you can consider posting up some logs in: Security > Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs. Please note that it might take a couple of days for the experts to deal with your specific issue.

Hope this helps,


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