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Rundll32.exe application not found??

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Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby Avest28 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:35 pm

Hi!

Ok, I had the antivirus pro virus and I used advice from this forum to remove it. I have Windows XP. I have downloaded and scanned with malwarebytes anti-malware. I just tried to download and install hijack this and couldnt get it to work. The major problem I still have is that I cannot access my add/remove hardware and anything with .exe. The error message that pops up is "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe - Application not found". Please help!!

Thanks!
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby patrik » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:01 pm

Hello Amy, welcome to the Myantispyware forum.

Try it.
Click Start, Run. Type command and press Enter. Type notepad and press Enter.
Notepad opens. Copy all the text below into Notepad.

Code: Select all
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"


Save this as fix.reg to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad.)
Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.
Reboot your computer.
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby Harrypachu » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:34 pm

The solution above really works!!
I appreciate the person having put this information here.
Thanks a lot!!

Thanks,
Harry
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby pallidsqualor » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:56 pm

I was whacked by a SmiTfraUD variant which, among other things, got me the noted error message, the "run with" pane and other premission frustrations.

While I was able to manually remove the little bugger an eliminate the virus problem I was still left with the damage done.

This simple little fix saved me a clean install!

Patrik, you are a gentleman and a scholar and this site is one example of what makes the internet great.

:D
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby denialofservice0 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:56 pm

I just had to sign up and thank the man who posted this fix. Thank you Patrik!!!!
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby Ileana » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:41 am

Patrik...Just want to say THANK YOU!!! Such a quick, simple solution to such an annoying problem!
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Re: Rundll32.exe application not found??

Postby patrik » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:45 pm

NOTE: This thread is now closed. Should you need it reopened, please PM a moderator.
Everyone else having a similar issue, please launch a new topic for yourselves.
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