rundll32.exe virus?

Dell Xps m1530 laptop (intel core 2 duo...
December 2, 2009 at 13:28:18
Specs: Windows Vista

Two days ago my IE stopped working. Shortly after, I realized that iTunes could no longer connect to the internet either. However, Mozilla Firefox connected with no problem.

I finally decided I needed to at least fix the problem in iTunes. I ran a diagnostic, and it said I had a problem with my proxy settings. So I clicked on a help link in iTunes. It gave me step by step instructions on how to turn off my proxy stuff in Control Panel>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings. After I unchecked this box (I'm not sure why it was checked in the first place), everything started working again. For a while, I was satisfied. But my curiosity got the better of me.

I did a google search for "can a virus change your proxy settings", and one of the results had someone talking about a virus they had in their rundll32.exe file that did just that. After doing various searches, I found that people that had a virus in this file had exactly the same problem I had, and that Mozilla Firefox still worked while other internet-using applications did not. I opened my Windows Task Manager, and I saw that I have three rundll32.exe files. One is labeled as having a memory of 2,092 K, one as 1,944 K, and one as 1,204 K. I was not aware I could be running multiple rundll32.exe files.

So is there a way for me to check to see if I have a virus? I ran a full scan with my McAfee software and it detected nothing. If my computer is infected, how can I fix it?

Thanks a lot,

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December 2, 2009 at 21:08:51
hi,wellcome to computing!

here are steps to follow:

Step1: Please download XDelBox from Here to your Desktop

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Step 2:Close any open browsers. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of XDelBox

Step 3:Run XDelBox.exe with a simple click "Start Scan"

Step 4:Waiting less than 5 minutes after scan finished.

Step 5:Click "Fix Checked" to remove spyware or malware threats.

Step 6:download WinSock XP Fix from here

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December 3, 2009 at 01:16:22
This happened to me to, I hate the problems rundll can cause. Here is a great article on rundll32 error that helped me fix my problems:

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