Rundll32.exe Quarantined

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melrogj2007

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My wife downloaded a malware removal program called "a squared" some time ago, scanned the laptop, and for some reason, it quarantined my "rundll32.exe". Just about everything I want to do, including remove programs, needs this DLL to work. The program does not offer the option of restoring a quarantined object. Can someone please help.
 
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I think sfc /scannow will restore your file. Insert windows cd. Start > run > cmd >
sfc /scannow
 

melrogj2007

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We have moved a couple of times since purchasing this computer, I'm not sure where the Windows cd is.
 
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Can you go to the guaranteed folder and copy the file back to C:\windows\system32 folder?
 

melrogj2007

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I can't even access the quarantine folder. I don't think my wife ever registered the download. Maybe that's all I need to do.
 
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Does your wife or a friend have a computer with xp. Get someone to make you a copy of the rundll32l.exe file and load it onto your computer in c:windows\system32 directory.
 
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Look for it in either

C:\windows\system32\dllcache or

C:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386

and copy it back to C:\windows\system32
 
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If you need access to the quarantine folder, i do know that most are in the root directory as hidden folders. All you should need to do is go in there and click tools>folder options> the view tab> and under hidden files and folders click view hidden files and folders. From there if you are not in your c drive go to my computer then open the c drive. The quarantine folder should be in that list of folders somewhere. Open it and move your file back.
 

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Thanks, MFDnNC, I found the dll, and was able to restore it. Everything is fine now.
 
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