How to remove the rundl132 virus

Most antivirus programs identify rundl132.exe as malware—e.g. Avast identifies it as MSIL:Dropper-NU [Drp], and BitDefender identifies it as Trojan.Generic.KDV.374643.

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Rundl132.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with rundl132
Rundl132.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The rundl132.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: Rundl132.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Rundl132.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 64,645 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 90,112 bytes or 62,227 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: win.ini, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Rundl132.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify rundl132.exe related errors

Important: You should check the rundl132.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

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Summary: Average user rating of rundl132.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think rundl132.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think rundl132.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving rundl132 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active rundl132 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the rundl132.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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