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Rundll32.exe error

TERRY MANTER asked on December 26, 2012. Status: Answered & Closed.

Problem with running .exe and Rundll32.exe

» I am having problem with running .exe files. When I try to run them I always get asked which program I want to open them with - I can still use word and other stuff if I choose the right program but there are some stuff you just can't choose from the list. I can't access Add/Remove Programme in Control Panel as it said Rundll32.exe. I ran anti virus check and found nothing.


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» In this case, you may think of modifying the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. What's more, it doesn't work if there is no registry sub-key for .exe.

Actually it's a problem of missing or corrupt rundll32.exe file. However, if you tried to replace it in the normal way by pasting the rundll32.exe file in System32, then you would receive a prompt stating unknown publisher when opening add/remove program, and if you clicked yes to allow the program to run, it would still say they cannot find the rundll32.exe.

Please try DLL Suite at this moment! It has a built in feature of fixing exe file issue of all kinds automatically. You won't be let down this time.

JOE CRONEY replied on January 4, 2013


All Answers:

  1. RAJARAM N replied on January 1, 2013: » Worm:Win32/Autorun.AFV is probably the culprit. It is recommended to run online virus scan using Microsoft safety scanner. http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx. Note: When you perform online virus scan you will lose some data that is affected by virus. Microsoft is not responsible for such data loss.

    Or please try Hit Malware: you need to download and run it.

  2. HELEN MARTIN replied on January 4, 2013: » Another possibility is your link files are disassociated. In other words, you can fix the exe files but, if the shortcuts to the exe files are messed up you still will not be able to run the exe files by clicking on your desktop shortcuts. You can go directly to the exe file in Program files > Name of software > click on the exe file.

    Click HERE. Download the zip folder . Save it to your desktop. Extract the file to your desktop. Right click on the extracted file and choose merge. Confirm at the prompts.

  3. TERRY MANTER replied on January 4, 2013: » Of course I know it is a zip file!! Yes, I have already unzipped on desk top in safe mode and normal mode and merged the .reg file on numerous occasions but still encountered the same problem. As to your other other question, it mostly occurred when I am navigating to Program files > the program folder > locating and clicking on the actual exe file.

  4. PETER TURPIN replied on January 3, 2013: » I would suggest to try the steps from the following link: When you run an .exe file on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7-based computer, the file may start a different program http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505

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