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Windows 7: RUNDLL32.EXE problems

16 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
RUNDLL32.EXE problems

Aftter a few Google searches, I know .EXE problems abound for sure but I have a unique one I think.
Tonight, I wanted to use "MemeoSend" and there was a missing file, so I thought to unininstall - reinstall - but after uninstalling, I got a notice that I have a "Missing RUNDLL32.EXE fie" ! Then, posting and reading the posts on Google prompted me to do a search for RUNDLL32.EXE on my PC. I found that I have 14 of those and it seems that most of them have been created in the past few days!!!
Now how did I DO THAT?
The only thing I did on the pc was work with some pictures - moving, editing, etc - and here I'm getting these files.
The last four of the files (shown in the search window) are two sets of exact duplicates and were written in all "caps" as opposed to the first ten which were in small case?
. I thought to "save page as" to my desktop for later review and when I did, two more duplicates were created!!
Are these things related to the problem I'm posting?
OH BTW - this is an HP Pavillion Premium Intel 160t, using Windows 7 and it has a 6g , Intel Premium HD ?

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16 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
Wrong specs on my post there!

If I understand this thing correctly, the specs are already posted w/my post.
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16 Sep 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Welcome to Seven forums sayger2.
The rundll32.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. If you find one in another folder, it is likely a trojan or virus and has no business being there. It is needed by Windows to execute software as if it was contained within it.

It my sig are links to MalwareBytes and Super AntiSpyware. Download both, update and run Full scans with both.
If you have no security installed download MS Security Essentials, also link in my sig.
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16 Sep 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Read following carefully and use one of the 3 programs listed to gather the info to fill out and update your specs.

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17 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

You could try to tell us where are those rundll32.exe...Are they located in the C:\Windows\Prefetch folder?

You can try to use this tutorial that might help:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
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17 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
Rundll32.exe problems

Thanks tons to each of you who replied. I will examine each reply and decide tomorrow what I must do. Again, thanks for the help and I look fwd to further communication with each of you.
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