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PC Problems. rundll32.exe

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by mossy500camo, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo ammo found

    Sep 27, 2004
    I have a problem with my computer. It seems to be sluggish and crashes, gets stuck. Trouble shooter keeps saying runndll32.exe missing. How do I fix this problem?

    Also will not download microsoft updates. 27 critical updates missing.;P

    Computer is a HP pavilion Home desktop /Windows XP.
  2. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    First, check the sticky on Spyware at the top of this forum; lots of good info there.

    Assuming you have an updated antivirus app running, and have scanned for spyware with an updated scanner or two, you might want to check Start> Run> msconfig> Startup (tab) to see how many things are set to run at startup.

    If there are a lot of little icons to the left of your clock on the desktop, that is a bad sign; turn off everything you don't need to keep constantly running.

    If it is still slow, go to Trend and do the Housecall scan. That'll give you a second opinion if you think your PC is virus-free...

    If you do all of this and it doesn't help, post back and I'll share some more 'tricks'!

  3. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

    Nov 8, 2004
  4. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

    May 10, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I have had the same virus. If your web browser has been hijacked, it is about:blank virus.

    Get antivirus software and spybot search and destroy and all microsoft updates and that will fix it.
  5. Harlequin

    Harlequin I need a weapon

    Sep 19, 2003
    East Central Indiana
    No doubt, a fully updated Avast didn't catch a java based virus that Trend did.