Rundll32.exe

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  1. andius

    andius Member

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    Rundll32.exe is running on my computer and from i can understand it is a common victim of malware and such. Right now it takes up about 90-99% of my system resources. I checked it out, its running from the proper folder and everything. I've run all the popular anti-spyware proggies. I'm at wits end here guys. Anyhelp would be good.
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    -Amd 2400xp
    -512 mb ram ddr
    -radeon 9800 pro
    -running omar's ditro of litestep over
    Xp home
     
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  2. danabnormal

    danabnormal Still Fresh

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    Don't worry about it - rundll32 is used all the time within Windows itself. If you've walware/virus scanned I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. markusdragon

    markusdragon FI5H Agent

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    You might find this useful.
     
  4. Rico

    Rico Certified Guru

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    Hang on, guys. Take a good look at the process name. It might be rundII32.exe or something as a capital I looks exactly the same as a lowercase L. That said, you've done a scan. Rundll just performs the jobs of whatever dll it's executing, so depending on the dll cpu usage could be very high.
     
  5. lizard808uk

    lizard808uk Child of the 80s

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    I had explorer.exe going schizo a while back. Even though its an MS file, it was other stuff causing it.

    My problem was I had a lot of viruses and didnt use protection :p
     
  6. DemonStar55

    DemonStar55 chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai

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    I should use all of those programs on my other computer :p

    my sisters are good at getting viruses even w/ protection

    no not in a sexual way. I know thats why some of you thought last time I said that <_<
     
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  7. generalnmx

    generalnmx Playful/Fascist Mod

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    explorer.exe is the main Windows GUI, you can't stop it, it must always be running
     
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  8. NssOne

    NssOne I am One with the DarkNss

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    Isn't it kind of funny that 'trojans' are two totally different different things when it comes to the idea of 'protection'?
     
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  9. Tobriand

    Tobriand Very Active Member

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    Actually, that's not *entirely* true; there's a fair few shell replacements that mean you don't need to run it, but TBH I'm so used to it that I've never gotten into alternatives. Ever heard of Litestep? (http://www.litestep.net)
     
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  10. Rico

    Rico Certified Guru

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    You are talking out of your ass, it can be shutdown. You simply get no taskbar, start menu or explorer windows. You can then Ctrl+Alt+Delete and run 'explorer' to restore it.
     
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  11. DemonStar55

    DemonStar55 chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai chai

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    or you cn use litestep instead of explorer
     
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  12. andius

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    I'am running litestep incidently :blink:
     
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