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Viruses with the same file name are for instance WORM_OTORUN.MS or TROJ_VB.CHK (detected by TrendMicro), and Mal/KeyGen-M (detected by Sophos). If you are having problems or errors due to this file, it is not the file itself, but a virus or trojan which is hiding behind it. but lately ive been having rundll32 errors when i log into windows and running from the icon. November 27, 2008 Spacegold I have a very modest hardware setup running vista, yet a search reveals over 100,000 DLLs.

August 8, 2008 Deof Movestofca You almost lost your geekhood status by simply mentioning Task Manager, but nicely redeemed yourself with the Process Explorer reference (although technically speaking, I believe Process jimmy j there are 2 rundll files, one is rundll, and the other is rundll32. Alex I had it in my system, and showed up as a warning that it was a potential danger and to remove it (mcaffee), so I did, But kept getting a It's an older technology, and you'd have to be running older applications or games to see any active rundll32.exe tasks.

I highly recommend it if you want to learn what each RUNDLL32.EXE in your process list is doing. BEN Can be used to run C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit if you have a NVIDIA based graphiccard and have the nView Desktop manager set to run at startup. July 9, 2009 Mattanyah Incredible, just great. Vassena It disables the start menue and taskbar.

So I finally found a way to get rid of it. I can still open control panel[after opening vegas/stopping RunDLL32, and my computer works fine. This file is also commonly used by spyware to launch its own malicious code. Now I cant open all but 2 programs, not even system Doopypon rundll32.exe is perfectly safe if it is the Microsoft (real) version.

This will answer all your process questions forever, whoever wrote it needs to get paid for it... It also results in the inability to acess certain programs like the control panel. the way to check is ALT CTRL DEL and look in procceses as clint said and if it running as system then you are ok.... However, files do become corrupt at times and some malicious files are disguised to represent known, secure system files.

If you have problems with rundll32.exe, the problem is not the process itself. run.dll itself does not appear to be dangerous. Terranwolf[.com] it kept erroring, and slowing down my computer. It took away the ability of some of my programs to run, once I ended the process in the task manager everything worked fine.

Johan rundlil32 is hacker with the "i" Ian I have PalTalk Messenger 7.0 and Rundll32 always messes it up. While that didn't cause any problems, it didn't solve any either. You can use a combination of methods I have written. Not that I claim to be a geek myself, but even I know that the latter is much more powerful, yet still a lot easier to understand. :oP September 18, 2008

It also opens a trojan and may download other bad files to your computer. LBS HAWAWII I think many of you people need to go back to school and take a computer course. The it's not letting me make any changes on my computer. Important: Some malware disguises itself as rundll32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

running 18 DLL's Douglas 3 or 4 of these files keep popping in & out of my task manager and freezing up any program I'm in. Here's where the main problem is. Daniel "Dtoolman" this dll file runs my cpu usage up to a 100%!!!! Kill the process and all returns to normal for several days.

I solved the problem, by booting in save mode, closing the process "RUNDLL32.EXE" and deleting the file.. What's going on here? it just looks very similer to virus terminology mobilemania.8up.org Downloaded with some other rubbish inadvertantly.

If rundll32.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 59% dangerous.

EAA Alladien RunDLL32.dll is most commonly used on systems with Nvidia Graphics Card. February 15, 2010 DRyan I am having a issue opening my task manager or any program with the abilty to chase down these rundll32 bits. This doesn't answer the question, WHY ARE YOU SCREWING UP MY PROCESSING SPEED, but does allow you to work normally. is it harmful?

Finally, the rundll32.exe file exits.We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify rundll32.exe related errors.Other instances of RUNDLL32.EXE:1) rundll32.exe is a process registered as a backdoor vulnerability I suggest you leave it be, deleting it may be problematic. ahh amanda It is a necessary program for the dll librar to process properly. December 19, 2009 Mike J Allen-correct me if I am wrong, more knowledgeable people, but I think if you disable a herd of unnecessary Windows services, your process count will go

April 25, 2010 ALDO I have a hp vista laptop . Does anyone have any advice, It cannot get past Bios - can I do anything from there? Thank you! RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek What Is rundll32.exe and Why Is It Running?

is there any malware/virus or something like that in my system? If so, is there something different when using a 64 bit OS?