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by Stephen Bean / March 1, 2009 12:03 PM PST

i used AVG i now get message system32/rundll32.exe missing and any time i open an icon on the desktop the "Open With" window pops up??????

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I Used AVG To Do What?
by tobeach / March 1, 2009 3:54 PM PST
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Much more info needed. Especially OS & Patch Level & AVG Version & pay or free?
Was it cleaning an infection and after that this started?
Did you try to install AVG & had failure & after trying to un-install AVG this came up?

Had you previous just before AVG had another AV program & did you remove?

Have you tried System Restore to well before this appeared?
Have you tried a System File Check scan/repair?

Help us to help you! Thanks! Happy

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System 32\rundll32.exe missing
by jackjr12 / April 18, 2010 2:52 AM PDT
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No ans but another poor soul crying out in pain. Dell pc, win xp, sp-3. This pc had about 26 virises which were deleted. It then was able to start-up normally, as before it could only be started in the safe mode. However, now none of the programs work. I was able to download a program but could not install or run it. Each time you click on a program, as stated by the prev member, it gives a box req'ing you to choose the program to open whatever program you are attempting to open. The pc does not recognize the cd drive or the disc in it weather blank or with the restore data on it.

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The problem with all those virus is the damage.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2010 3:04 AM PDT

Not all Windows can be repaired. The usual XP REPAIR INSTALL is one idea but only after you have backed up what you can't lose.

Let's ask the big question. Is what you can't lose safely copied out?

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Re: System 32\rundll32.exe missing
by Tufenuf / April 18, 2010 3:13 AM PDT

jackjr12, Go to the link below and scroll down to line 12 (left column) and click on (you may want to right click and use Save Target As) "EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP
" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it or right click it and choose "merge" and answer yes to the import prompt.

If you can't run the file do the following:

Press CTRL-ALT-DEL and open Task Manager. Once there, click File, then hold down the CTRL key and click New Task (Run). This will open a Command Prompt
window. Enter REGEDIT.exe and press Enter. Once regedit is open click File>Import and locate that reg file fix, hilite it and click Open.

Note: If you can't access the Internet
with the problem computer use another computer to download the reg file fix onto a CD, thumb drive, or floppy and transfer the reg file to the problem computer then run it.

After that .reg file is merged into the registry successfully restart your computer.


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