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windows 98 rundll32.exe

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mcgreeny, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. mcgreeny

    mcgreeny Thread Starter

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    I had several viruses,shareware,spyware,ect.I tried manually deleted files I did not recognize. I may have deleted rundll32.Not shure.
    I purchased McAfee securitysuite to remove viruses. This worked but I cant access control panel items and some other files.How do I restore rundll32.exe without rebooting from factory cd and loosing all my data.I looked for rundll32 and can't find on hard drive or factory cd.Is there something I ca do in DOS.I have little programing knowledge but I can follow instructions very well.I will appreciate any help.Thanks
     
  2. kimmer13

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    you may not have deleted it - it may have been infected in such a way that couldn't be 'cleaned' by the virus removal tools you used, so they may have removed the file. go here and you can download a new copy and see what i mean about how the viruses you had may have caused this. http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/winfiles.html
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    Try this:

    Using SFC to extract files

    1. Go to Start>Run and enter SFC and click OK
    2. Check "Extract one File"
    3. Enter the file name and click on "Start"
    4. In the "Restore from" field enter:: D:\WIN98 [if 'D' is not the letter of your CD-Rom drive, modify appropriately]
    5. Click OK

    {if you do not have a Windows system CD, try subsitituting c:\windows\options\cabs in the"restore from field"}


    >> for rundll32.exe the file should be restored to: c:\windows

    >> remember that since you do not have a Win98 CD, evidently, you will need to have

    c:\windows\options\cabs

    entered as the "restore from" path. And you will need to have cab files at that location.
     
  4. mcgreeny

    mcgreeny Thread Starter

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    I downloaded the rundll32 zip file from spywareinfo.com. I can't open the file because windows can't find rundll32 which is required to open it.How do I unzip without rundll32? :confused:
     
  5. JSntgRvr

    JSntgRvr Moderator Malware Specialist

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    You will need a .zip utility such as WinZip. Here is a trial version:

    http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10003164.html

    Wouldn't this be easier as suggested by Rollin' Rog?

     
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