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Everytime i try to open an application or anything, it says the file "rundll32.exe" is not a win32 file, how do i change

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Hi hansomeone45

Maybe you have virus on your computer, and it has infected the file rundll32.exe and therefore you cannot use it.

You can try several things I explain here :

IF you have a backup copy of your hard disc´s you can restore from the backup copy.

You can try to system restore in at the : start- all programs- accessories- system accessories- system restore
or in : start- help and support- and there find "system restore"

System restore will roll back the computer as it was before (day, week, month ago).

You can reinstall the computer for the procedure please look here :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

You can read about the file here :
http://en.kioskea.net/contents/processus/rundll32-exe.php3

Or you can try to run this app :
http://www.rundll-exe.com/

OR
http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi?C=1945037

Remember you can try to copy the file from another computer to your computer !

Hope that helps
Have a nice weekend

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rundll32.exe (rundll32.exe error) Description: Rundll32.exe is a program which would have been on your pc since the day you purchased your pc. Always verify the exact disk location as many virus and spyware writers will attempt to fool you by using a similiar name or same name in a different location. This file is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Rundll32.exe will actually execute functions in DLLs. If you are deleting files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is a required system file. Note that rundll32.exe can also be running many different other DLL or EXE programs, so you may want to check the programs listed after it in your startup list also, as these may be executed by it. Rundll32.exeis considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related and does not need to be removed.
rundll32.exe error: rundll32.exe error. Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. rundll32.exe error

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remove rundll32.exe virus: Remove rundll32.exe virus. Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, ati2evxx.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned.Remove rundll32.exe virus
rundll32.exe Common Path(s): This will be found in your windows\system32 folder. You will see it starting up programs like: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

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Rundll32.exe errors typically occur in response to the inability of Windows to access an application, program or file as the result of a corrupted or missing DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file or in response to a rundll32.exe virus that has been designed to look like a normal Windows process.

Here are the easiest ways to fix rundll32.exe errors.
Click "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" on your computer's keyboard to open the Task Manager window.

Click the "Processes" tab and search for a rundll32.exe program.
If one is running and appears to be accessing a lot of your system's resources, click "End Process" as it is likely a malicious program and not a true Windows program.


Run software to seek out, detain and remove viruses, malware, spyware and adware. Often these malicious programs corrupt DLL files or cause them to be deleted or moved and, as mentioned, some rundll32.exe programs may in fact be viruses on your system.

Reboot your computer to update any changes you may have made recently to your files and programs.
Many programs and applications require a reboot for successful installation.

Uninstall a recently installed or changed program or application and then reinstall it using the default settings.

An installed program may not have loaded properly, an installation via the Internet may have been interrupted enough to create errors or the program may have a bug.

If you uninstalled a program and see a rundll32.exe error, reinstall the program and then uninstall once more.

Retain the services of a Microsoft certified technician, if all else fails, to review and fix your system's Registry.

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