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#1 Bill Z

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

Dear Bleeping Computer,

 

A shop(!!) installed Windows XP on a friend's computer with a virus. The virus was win32;dropper.gen, and it affected the rundll32.exe.

 

Avast found the virus but gave a message that the threat had been removed - yet it kept coming back. In fact it wasn't removed and when I did a bootscan it found the virus but gave a read error when I tried to fix it. Eventually I used Emsisoft and it removed the rundll32.exe.

 

That is the stage I am at now. XP runs, I think the system is virus-free, my friend can use the internet but I cannot access the control panels.

 

I might also have a USB drive problem, and I am unable to install camera software.

 

MAIN TOPIC PROBLEM - I want to copy the rundll32.exe file into windows/system32 and register it.

 

A friend has given me a copy of windows XP but when I run it it requires burnsetup. I am not used to these "burn-setup" approaches, normally I buy the DVD and install. All I want is the rundll32.exe file. 

 

Can you help?

 

Hope you are keeping well,

 

All the Best,

 

BillZ


Edited by hamluis, 22 May 2014 - 06:06 PM.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

You can download a replacement copy from here.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

Bleepin Janitor,

 

Thanks for the link - downloaded already. Will check my friend's computer tomorrow and report.

 

Thanks again for your effort.

 

Hope you are keeping well,

 

All the Best,

 

BillZ


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:39 AM

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 05:57 PM

Bleepin Janitor,

 

Yesterday I visited my friend's computer.

 

In safe mode i copied the rundll file, restarted and was furious because it did not work. I tried to register it regsvr32, and got this message:-

 

rundll32.exe was loaded but the dllregisterserver entry point was not found 
 
rundll32.exe does not appear to be a dll or ocx file
 
I had given up. I had some other virus stuff to do which involved restarting a number of times, and just as I was telling my friend that I had given up and was going to seek further advice I clicked the control panels and they opened. So it worked. Don't you just love machines?
 
Thanks again for all your help.
 
Hope you are keeping well,
 
All the Best,
 
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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

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