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Rundll32 Error?


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thefrustrated

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Ok, I have Windows Vista and this is the first time I've noticed this happen. When I right click the desktop and it takes me to appearence and personalization, it'll have a list of things I can click on, which are:
Window Color and Appearence
Desktop Background
Screen Saver
Sounds
Mouse Pointers
Theme
Display Settings

Everytime I click on one of these (except for Desktop Background, an error message will come up saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

How do I fix this? I'm not typing in anything, just clicking. Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

Please in future post on the appropriate section of the forum. In your case that should have been "Operating Systems-->Windows Vista.

This section is for hardware and components only.

The error can be caused by some third-party software firewalls (particularly Kerio), you can check this by uninstalling it if you have one.

Another common cause is malware infection. By far the best utility for exposing these is "HijackThis", though analysing the HJT log and knowing what to fix is a job for trained eyes & brain. That's because HJT lists everything that's running, both good and bad.

Go to this section: http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

Read the "pinned" posts. You'll see links to various malware removal tools, including HijackThis. If you use HijackThis please post it's logfile to that forum only.
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Thank you. Will do.
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