rundll32.exe - Is rundll32.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is rundll32.exe?
Purpose of rundll32.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. rundll32.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Rundll32.exe is a program which would have been on your pc since the day you purchased your pc. Always verify the exact disk location as many virus and spyware writers will attempt to fool you by using a similiar name or same name in a different location. This file is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Rundll32.exe will actually execute functions in DLLs. If you are deleting files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is a required system file. Note that rundll32.exe can also be running many different other DLL or EXE programs, so you may want to check the programs listed after it in your startup list also, as these may be executed by it. Rundll32.exe is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related and does not need to be removed. Visit rundll32.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the rundll32.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be found in your windows\system32 folder. You will see it starting up programs like: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, rundll32.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. rundll32.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is rundll32.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove rundll32.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    Rundll32.exe is a program which would have been on your pc since the day you purchased your pc. Always verify the exact disk location as many virus and spyware writers will attempt to fool you by using a similiar name or same name in a different location. This file is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Rundll32.exe will actually execute functions in DLLs. If you are deleting files on your computer as a spyware removal protection method, then note that this is a required system file. Note that rundll32.exe can also be running many different other DLL or EXE programs, so you may want to check the programs listed after it in your startup list also, as these may be executed by it. Rundll32.exe is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related and does not need to be removed. This will be found in your windows\system32 folder. You will see it starting up programs like: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.