Rundll32.exe Application Error

By TheNoob101
Jul 28, 2008
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  1. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Make sure you disable this
    1. From within Spyware Doctor, click the "OnGuard" button on the left side.
    2. Uncheck "Activate OnGuard".

    And if you only just downloaded combofix for the first time go ahead and run it again

    If you may have had an older version from a while back we should uninstall it and reinstall through the link in my instructions on the previous page

    *I will check the logs tomorrow have to sleep - I have work in 6 hours
  2. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okay night.Thanks for all the help today.
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Not a problem - weird how one thing can lead to another - we got a good start on it though
  4. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Still having a problem with this:
    Also after opening Combofix spyware doctor blocked it saying there is a trojan.
    Another popup comes it says:Windows cannot open file:pV.cfexe
    To open this, windows needs to know what program created it.Windows can go online to look for it automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer.
    [ ] use web to find
    [ ] choose from list
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

  6. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Combofix is not on the add/remove programs in control panel nor is it on the installation cleanup do i just delete if off my desktop?
  7. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    yes, but first try going to start run and type combofix /u

    note the space between x and /
  8. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okay, ComboFix scanned everythign alright, but after the reboot it said preparing log dont open any programs. Just stayed there for 15 mins so.
  9. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    it can take a while - it is quite a thorough log that it puts out.
  10. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okay ill go ahead and scan again.
  11. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okay Scan is done. I ran Highjackthis too as it said on your other reply. So here are both of them
     
  12. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    First uninstall your game ijji through add/remove programs

    Run CFScript

    Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the code box below into it:
    NOTE* make sure to only highlight and copy what is inside the quote box nothing out side of it.
    Also ..

    Pay particular attention to this :-

    Make sure the word File:: is on the first line of the text file you save (no blank line above it, & no space in front of it)
    Save this as CFScript.txt

    Then drag the CFScript.txt into ComboFix.exe as you see in the screenshot below.

    [​IMG]

    This will start ComboFix again. After reboot, (in case it asks to reboot), post the contents of Combofix.txt in your next reply
  13. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Here it is.
  14. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Uninstall Combofix
    * Click START then RUN
    * Now type Combofix /u in the runbox
    * Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /u
    * Then hit Enter.

    * The above procedure will:
    * Delete the following:
    * ComboFix and its associated files and folders.
    * Reset the clock settings.
    * Hide file extensions, if required.
    * Hide System/Hidden files, if required.
    * Set a new, clean Restore Point.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    OTCleanit! by Oldtimer
    • Download OTCleanIt
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
      • It will go thorugh the list and remove all of the tools it finds and then delete itself (requiring a reboot).

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    clear system restore points

    • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
      • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
      • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
      • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
      • Select the More options tab
      • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
      This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.


    Turn any active protection back on

    Has this game worked in the passed - it shows up on almost everything as malware
  15. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Yes, it has worked in the past. It's only just now that it doesn't work.
  16. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    try downloading their game again - and play live through firefox
  17. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Alright,is my system clean?
  18. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    yes, and we cleared all restore points and set a new fresh restore point today.

    I read on their forums that other people were having issues when they had malware on their systems
  19. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Oh okay good to know it's clean.
  20. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    hopefully it will work now but either way - at least you cleaned up and secured your system

    You may want to start a thread in other sections of the forum - like networking or gaming if we didn't fix it
  21. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okie dokie.
  22. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Hi, I'm back.It still comes back so should i start a new thread of continue it here?
  23. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    yes, post the errors that you posted for me at the beginning - they will probably have you run memtest86
  24. TheNoob101

    TheNoob101 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I think i'm still not clean. My firefox homepage keeps changing to askyoda.Also I searched for rundll32 on the search.The results came up with 3 rundll32.One was 1kb and in my documents.The other was in system 32. The third was in software distribution.
  25. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
    1. Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
      1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
      2. Click once on the Security tab
      3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
      4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
        • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
        • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
        • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
        • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
        • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
        • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
        • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
        • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
      5. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
    2. Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

      See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

      Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

    3. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    4. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

      For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

      Understanding and Using Firewalls

    5. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.This is done in Vista through control panel -> windows updates.
    6. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    7. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
    • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software
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