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Rundll32.exe Quarantined

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  1. melrogj2007

    melrogj2007 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. HalTrout

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    I think sfc /scannow will restore your file. Insert windows cd. Start > run > cmd >
    sfc /scannow
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. HalTrout

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    Can you go to the guaranteed folder and copy the file back to C:\windows\system32 folder?
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. HalTrout

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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.
     
  7. melrogj2007

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    Thanks for your help, I will try that.
     
  8. MFDnNC

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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
     
  9. new tech guy

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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.
     
  10. melrogj2007

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