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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

    Jan 31, 2005
    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


    Nov 28, 2001
    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

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    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


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

    mcgreeny Thread Starter

    Jan 31, 2005
    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

    Jul 1, 2003
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    You will need a .zip utility such as WinZip. Here is a trial version:


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

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