How to remove the run32dll virus

Most antivirus programs identify run32dll.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0DCL14.

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Run32dll.exe file information

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Description: Run32dll.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Run32dll.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,290,240 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,291,264 bytes, 1,622,536 bytes or 1,468,892 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Run32dll.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Run32dll.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 88% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If run32dll.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 788,992 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The run32dll.exe file is not a Windows system file. Run32dll.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs.

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Important: You should check the run32dll.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

run32dll.exe is a process belonging to PAL PC Spy. It is a key recorder and screen capture utility that monitors everything that happens on your computer.
  John   (further information)
I was recently infected with "XP SECUITY 2012". It placed what appears to be rundll32 in my SYSTEM32 but when I tryed to delete it and replace it with a legitimate file it rewrites itself as an APP.
  I.M. Frustrated  
I have two occurences of run32 dll dot "exe".One is 2144 bytes and one 3128 bytes. I get a screen that shows progress of it closing - and it never gets to the end of the bar- no finish. On some blog site I found it should be 4096 bytes.

Summary: Average user rating of run32dll.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks run32dll.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving run32dll issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active run32dll process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the run32dll.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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