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garyinoman
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rundll32.exe

Hi,

   Windows XP. had a virus on the computer, loaded Norton Utilities 2009. Did a scan, it found the virus and recommended a restart. Since the restart, C/WINDOWS/system32/rundll32.exe file is not found. I am unable to use any executable programms, such as logging on to the internet or add/remove programms etc in Control Panel. The rundll32 file is there, but no longer an executable file. Stuck as to how to go further, unable to download Hijackthis via USB stick as this is also an executable programm. Help very much appreciated.

 

Regards

Gary

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RobinBredin
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Re: rundll32.exe

Have you seen this post HERE, also HERE. Also I would post your query in the Virus and Spyware forum HERE.

      

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garyinoman
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Re: rundll32.exe

Hi, Thanks for replying.

   I have tried the following so far, tried to find a copy within dllcache, but cannot find the folder, even after ensuring that i can view hidden files etc. Did  search, but

the file is not found in search either. I do not have a copy of the Win XP CD, it came preloaded from Dell. Also had a look at the following which i found

A highly recommended tool is Errorsmart which is available for free at http://www.SpeedUpMyPc.Info. Before re-installing windows, give Errorsmart a try and check if it is able to fix your rundll32.exe. You will be surprised!  

But this is an executable file so not much use. Also tried

Download this Zipped file xp_fileassoc.zip
UNZIP it to your desktop and Double click on th
e
xp_fileassoc.bat to run it
Follow the prompt
s

RESTART your computer afterwards

But this just asks me how I want to open the file. So still stuck.

Regards

Gary

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