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Windows host process not working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by toonloon, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. toonloon

    toonloon Thread Starter

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    Have seen this mentioned on blogs, chatlines etc. now it's happened to me.
    Getting (occasionally) a window that pops up announcing "Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working..." It says Windows will try and find a solution for me but of course that never works. Can anyone help me eradicate, get rid of, delete, repair (whatever is neccessary) this. Not quite computer illiterate but the simpler the advice, guidance, the better for me. Thx.:eek:
     
  2. kenny111111

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    what version of vista ? and what bit? EX: vista home premium 32bit, start>right click computer and choose properties..
     

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    As above, Vista Hoe Premium, 32-bit
     
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    navigate to the C:/windows/system32 folder, scroll down to rundll32 see if it matches mine exactly ..
     

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    Keeny, despite what it says this is NOT solved...now can you tell me how the heck to navigate to C/windows etc etc. Told ya. you're dealing with a simpleton here...
     
  6. toonloon

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    Kenny I mean
     
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    start>computer>C:>windows>system32...scroll down to the rundll, right click it and choose properties.

    i thought the "solved" part was a mistake..
     
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    Rundll32 properties identical to yours

    Thanks for realising things weren't solved...
     
  9. kenny111111

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    try this,
    start>type cmd RIGHT click on cmd (in the top of the menu) and choose "run as administrator" a little black box will pop up...
    type sfc /scannow (note make sure theres a space between sfc and /scannow) press enter...this will take awhile..
     
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    That could well be a malwre indication problems

    follow advice here and post the logs those programs make in your necxt reply to this topic & depending what we find, we might move you to malware cleaning
     
  11. kenny111111

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    thanks dvk01, great advice!
     
  12. toonloon

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    Kenny, windows resource protection ddn't find any integrity violations
     
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    I would follow dvk01's advice..
     
  14. toonloon

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    Still got black box open...does complete scan continue or what next?
     
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    helloooooooooooooo...anyone there?
     
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