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Windows 7: aepdu.dll, good or bad?

11 Dec 2014   #1
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 
aepdu.dll, good or bad?

My firewall recently requested to allow aepdu.dll to make registry changes and I blocked it with my Comodo firewall. In checking the internet, I find as many postings that this is malicious trojan as I do find that it's a normal Window process. I am running Widows 7 and my Comodo anti-virus, Superantispyware, and Malwarebytes, don't pick up anything unusual. There are 10 instances of aepdu.dll and 2 instances of aepdu.dll.mui on my computer, mostly in the Windows System32 and Winsxs folders. Is this a legit item, a trojan and can should I remove it from the computer?


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11 Dec 2014   #2
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Nothing?????
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11 Dec 2014   #3
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try running Eset online scanner and also Herdprotect for further investigation and, if you can, upload that file to Virustotal to find more info about it
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11 Dec 2014   #4
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

A legitimate aepdu.dll is part of Windows program compatibility data updater. Malware may try to disguise itself as a legitimate process, program, etc. I'd follow Shimshom's suggestion to run multiple anti-malware scans. If they come back clean then you probably have a legitimate aepdu.dll file.

Aepdu.dll - What is aepdu.dll? - Program Compatibility Data Updater

This previous Seven Forums thread talks about the aepdu.dll file.

taskhost.exe C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe aepdu.dll,aepdurunupdate
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12 Dec 2014   #5
chuckbear

Windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks everyone. I have run all the scanners and nothing shows up, so I guess all is good. Chuck
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12 Dec 2014   #6
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad it it came up clean. It's getting more scary out there and too many sharks swimming in that big internet pond so always good to have as many opinions as possible about various files, processes and the rest. Would be great if you can mark this post as solved
Regards
Shimon
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12 Dec 2014   #7
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Great news, Chuck. Thanks for posting back!
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