Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:09 PM
Windows XpPro SP3. 2.6ghz processor. 2.5gb ram.
This program, rundll32.exe is now running at startup, and not allowing Firefox to run ( when I open Mozilla, it brings up the 'Firefox Crashed' dialog exery time, regardless) . No other negative effects that I'm aware of while it's running. If I end the process using Task Manager, Mozilla cranks up fine. In safe mode, the process does not run at startup, and Mozilla runs fine.
Problems started approx. 2 week ago, using Firefox doing some general surfing, no high-risk stuff that I know of - trusted sites - gmail, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas shopping sites, etc, a few online forums for information, but nothing I haven't visited before - and it just crashed on me. Wouldn't come backup either. Had my little brother look at it a few days later ( he is more computer savvy ) and he somehow identified the 'rundll32.exe' process as the problem. He tells me it is a good filename, but that it shouldn't come up at startup and stay there, so it's something funky going on, but that was the end of his know-how about it.
I have run MBAM and Spybot under normal conditions. No luck.
It's not like this is an A1 Emergency right-this-minute type thing, but if it is Trojan/Spy/Malware type stuff, I reckon it's better to fix it instead of lettin it run every startup and just ending it. I'm open to whatever is necessary. Thanks a bunch.