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rundll32.exe (app not found) Help


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OK, so I have a Compaq desktop running XP. I only use it for playing Steam games (Half Life, Counter Strike, etc). But anyways, other people use it as I use my Macbook more, and somewhere along the line of like a month of no use it gained viruses and lost the file "rundll32.exe". When I start the the computer I get the message saying "rundll32.exe - Application not found". When I double click, say, Firefox I get the "Open With" window and have to select Firefox. Well this isn't that bad but some programs I have to go searching for them. Control Panel is inaccessible as it says "rundll32.exe cannot be found" when I double click any of the icons. I ran a virus scan and it worked and removed a few Trojans.

I tried this method that I found in search:

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


It says it gets added, I restart and it works.

This computer did NOT come with a XP disc as far as I know. I have one but it only works on Dells (and on my macbook too).

So any ideas? I'm stumped. More information can be supplied but I think I was clear.
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I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Oh I only posted here because other topics started in this forum the same way. But I guess Ill do that once I gt back to a computer.
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