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Windows 7: Virus? rundll32 starting application when pc is idle

30 Jan 2010   #1
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Virus? rundll32 starting application when pc is idle

Hi, I installed COMODO firewall and have been getting a lot of prompts where rundll32 is trying to start an application. This happens when the pc is left idle.

The applications that rundll32 tries to run are not set to check for updates or schedule to run at any time.

Can some tell me if this is normal or could my pc be infected?

thnks


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30 Jan 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

If you are concerned about a possible infection, I strongly encourage you to run Malwarebytes Free. I wouldn't suspect that is a virus, though. What applications are trying to start?
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30 Jan 2010   #3
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It seems to picks applications at random.
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30 Jan 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Process Explorer ... you will be able to see what process is running
Process Explorer
Also, see this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...is-it-running/
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30 Jan 2010   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

It looks normal to me.
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30 Jan 2010   #6
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I did try the Process Explorer. The ones i see there look ok. I an concerned above when it just selects an arbitrary application to start.. I mean I have Rosetta Stone installed, and i just get a popup from comodo saying "rundll32 is trying to execute rosettastone.exe". that seems weird to me. it happens with others at random
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30 Jan 2010   #7
eynestyne

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

im running malwarebytes now.
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30 Jan 2010   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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