I am running Windows XP on my desktop and am having an issue with rundll32.exe. At startup I have about 150 processes and they are mostly all rundll32.exe. If I stop explorer.exe, I am able to close all the rundll32.exe. But, when I run explorer.exe again, the rundll32.exe keeps on multiplying itself to the point where I cannot work on the system. I have not been able to install any malware software or run any scans. I have tried starting in safe mode and also changed to diagnostic startup in msconfig -- nothing has helped.
Has anybody else had this problem and know of a solution? Any help is greatly appreciated.