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rundll32.exe not responding


Good afternoon to all. Everytime i shut-down or reboot XP pro a window pops up and states rundll32 is not responding and asks if i want to end program know or cancel. If i click end now, it takes it time and eventually the thing will shut down . If i select cancel nothing happens. This just started yesterday and i would like to know how to correct this lil problem. Thanks a bunch.

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Make a search of the Board for rundll32 - thread titles only - several cover your problem.

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ozzydawg--You may have the CoolWebSearch spyware.
Run AdAware
http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
or SpybotS&D
http://security.kolla.de/
It is a long story, but at this moment the sites with the best way of getting rid of CoolWebSearch (a program called CoolWebShredder) seem to be down.
http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
And a replacement file for your damaged rundll32.dll is also blocked.
http://216.180.233.162/~merijn/index.html
Maybe try tomorrow.
In any event scan with the spyware detectors mentioned above.
P.S. More on this problem at the link below--see post #6, but the link in that post also does not work as of now. As I said, it is a long story. I am not trying to be mysterious, but until we can access these sites there is no purpose in going into details.
http://www.lurkhere.com/forum/DCForumID6/609.html


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Welshjim,

Thanks for that bit of info. Link in my signature is not working either. My latest d/l of CWShredder was 02/01/04. If it's includes are recent enough to clean up ozzydawg's PC, I'd be more than happy to do a file transfer.

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thank you so much for your fast replies. I also thought i had some kind of spyware **** so i ran spy-bot and adaware after i posted here but had no success in fixing the prob. After searching thru many, many links from google, i found one that sounded exactly like the prob i was having. To make this long story short, a while ago i installed a mouse driver that was not xp friendly (forgot all about it though). After the uninstall of the driver, i rebooted without rundll32 hanging and i have shut down a couple of times with any problems. So it was the stupid user this time, not just the stupid computer that caused the problem. Thanks again guys.

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G'day - glad to hear you sorted the problem Where woud we be without Google?

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ozzydawg --Indeed, thanks for posting back. Always good to hear of a fix to a problem.
P.S. To All--Merijn's sites are still down.

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P.S. To All--Merijn's sites are still down.

If anyone needs a current copy of CWShredder - version 1.48.2 (2004-02-09 update)

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Thanks Dennis L. Newer than the one I had. Sure was slow loading. Whatever has merijn's site down must be trying to shut down every available link.

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