RunDLL problem.

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Dec 27, 2010

RunDLL problem. by EvangelionEX at 3:01 PM (400 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. EvangelionEX
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    Well, when I start up my computer, I found this.

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    I went to msconfig>Startup tab and found this...

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    I'm not sure what it is but I followed this few steps.

    MSCONFIG>Startup>Uncheck the box>OK>Reboot.

    Is that harmful or something? I'm really afraid it is...I did a quick scan before this happens. I don't think it detected anything but there is a file it can't be scanned.

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    This have never happened before and I'm really afraid now. Is it harmful or something?
     
  2. SifJar

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    It should be fine. I can't find anything online about that startup item, so I guess it is not important. Provided no application you use has suddenly stopped working, it is safe to assume it is OK to leave that item disabled.
     
  3. EvangelionEX
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    Currently, nothing have stopped working for me. I'm panicky because this is my mum's laptop so =.= I can't find anything about that too. I disabled because I'm afraid my parents will chew me up if they saw the popup and blame me for any virus or something. I downloading Avast free version and I'm doing a full scan tomorrow.

    I'm just wondering if it's some kind of virus and at worst can destroy the laptop or something.
     
  4. SifJar

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    I doubt its anything to worry about too much. Apparently the DLL doesn't exist on your computer anyway, so even if there was a problem, it'd be more of an issue if there WASN'T a pop up, as that'd mean the DLL was being run without you knowing.
     
  5. FAST6191

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    I would argue the opposite- a "randomly" named DLL file found stashed in the application data folders (not a place for executables to be) makes me very hesitant.

    Indeed were it not for some developers laughing at the idea of windows having specified directories for things I would be reaching for my USB drive of PC fixing tools.

    As SifJar said though it appears to have been removed. While I might be inclined to dig deeper that is probably just personal paranoia talking.

    Also mcafee and avast- why both of them? Rather nicely mcafee provide a standalone uninstall tool (those that fix PCs- it is one of those essential USB drive programs) so give it a spin- http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
     

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