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Help with the rundll32.exe file

Discussion in 'Tech Hub' started by RealaMoreno, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. RealaMoreno

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    We all know this file and I know it could possibly be a worm, I don't think it is, I scanned it with AVG, and it didn't turn up with anything. However, if I bring up my task manager, it shows there's 3 or 4 rundll32 processes running, just wanted to know what this was.
     
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    Google is your fwiend. :3
     
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    I've tried google and that site and neuber. It let me know it was necessary to run certain files but could also be a worm. I have two of these processes going in my task manager, yet I'm unsure if I should go to the systems folders and simply delete the .exe file or what, I don't want to delete somethign that's going to come back and bite me in the hard later...well it can later, but after I get a new pc...
     
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    lol, I dare you to delete that .exe. It won't totally fuck your OS up at all. :laugh

    Okay. It is built into Windows. Multiple programs use it to load the dlls necessary for themselves to operate, and hence, it appears in the processes multiple times.

    Reading that site I gave you + using some logic shouldn't make that too hard a concept to grasp. :s
     
  5. RealaMoreno

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    Wow, you very little about computers.

    I KNOW if it's deleted, my OS will be in trouble. Good GAWD LISTEN! It's possible for it to be a worm. A simple "Multiple programs use it to load the dlls necessary for themselves to operate, and hence, it appears in the processes multiple times." Would've answered the question, but you felt like you had to be a sarcastic ass, not only here, but in another thread. SO GOOD JOB!
     
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    How did you get on the internet?
     
  7. RealaMoreno

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    I didn't delete the file if that's what you're getting at. I've isolated the problem myself, it was a worm as I had suspected. Topic can be closed.
     
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    No, because what you're asking about is just basic computer knowledge. REALLLLLLLLY basic.
     
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    Thanks for the help you didn't give. :)
     
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