a ques related to dll file......

April 4, 2009 at 20:39:07
Specs: Windows XP
i am using window xp.
since last two days i have an problem in my PC. when ever i wish to open "add or remove option" in control panel or the "properties" by the pop up menu that is opend by right click of mouse on desktop then an error window has been opened and it is maintioned ther that "run a DLL as an app has encountered a problem and need to close." .So what should i do to resolve this problem??
kindly help me...... I am waiting for ur reply.....
and Thanx in Advance

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April 4, 2009 at 20:47:50
No mention of the name of the DLL ????

I find that some errors regarding a DLL file turns out to be a person's computer is infected with Malware.

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

Also, go into Safe-Mode to see if same problem occurs there.

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April 4, 2009 at 22:13:13
Chuck 2, I must agree. The fact that the error is "run dll as an app" is a bit suspicious.

If you (saurabh 0805) have knowingly been running a 'dll as app' then this is not a reason to panic.

Some software uses this method to run. But if you never had software using this method of running in the past. (run dll as ap)

Then I must agree with Chuck 2, and you need to run antivirus, antispyware software to first confirm and then, clean infections from your system.

Can you give us the name of the 'dll' in question? It would be very helpful. and let us know which antivirus / antispyware software you are using.

Rich Gu

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April 4, 2009 at 23:26:14
The "run dll as an app" is actually rundll32.exe, a Windows system file. It's not normal for it to crash. You may have malware/spyware that changed the code in the EXE. Scan with a spyware program such as Spybot or Malwarebytes.

What service pack do you have? If you have a Windows XP SP2 installation disc and you have SP2 installed on your system, go to Start>Run, type cmd and press enter. In the black box that appears, type sfc /scannow and press enter. When it prompts you to insert the XP install disc, do so. Don't attempt this if say you have SP3 installed but have an SP2 disc because you could damage your XP installation by doing so. Make sure the service pack you have installed is the same as the service pack on your install disc.

WinSimple Software

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