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I've seen this thing before that calls itself 'Run DLL as an App' and it gave me one of those error reports today that it had to be closed and asked me to send info to Microsoft.

What I find fishy is that I know a lot about programming and a DLL is just a dynamic link library...just a bunch of little pieces of code that multiple programs need to access...so they use a DLL instead of inserting the same code over and over. As far as I know you can't run DLL's as applications. It's called rundll32.exe and is in system32, which makes it look like a system file to me hence why I haven't deleted it

However AVG doesn't identify it as a virus and it's dressed up like part of Windows (in properties it says it's by Microsoft and part of XP) but I'm not sure.

Anybody know?
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I think it calls itself Rundl32.exe as opposed to the legit Rundll32.exe. You neednt worry about the 2nd since it is a legitimate windows program.
    
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If its not being seen as a virus its probably not, the reason run dlls fail is the call for a command that it cannot complete.
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Originally Posted by digitalphreak
I think it calls itself Rundl32.exe as opposed to the legit Rundll32.exe. You neednt worry about the 2nd since it is a legitimate windows program.
yeah i believe thats right also IEXPLORER.EXE is a virus to
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In that case isn't everything Microsoft a VIRUS

Windows installed a very special Anti virus to run Go Start --> Run --> CMD once in command prompt type cd\\ then type Del*.*
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PsychoJoker
In that case isn't everything Microsoft a VIRUS
basicly lol
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You are correct RunDll32.exe is a "good" windows file, RunDl32.exe is a bug, the name is commonly used for viruses and spyware.

And Joker is also correct, if you look at how viruses act and how Ms programs work, they are the same, they only create errors.
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Ok I looked into it it is RunDLL32.exe and was created befor I bought this computer (stupid HP desktop ) so it's obviously legit.

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Ok guys, I do not pretend to know anything about programming, but I just had this exact error when trying to access internet properties through internet explorer. I did the following two actions and the problem seems to have "resolved itself":

1. Schedule a scan disk session for the next computer restart by right-clicking on C: and going to properties.

2. Purge the temporary internet folder. What I did was get firefox, went to tools, clear private data. Then I deleted everything, including cookies.

After I did these two things the error went away. I don't really know why, but I hope this helps.
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