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How to remove the rundll16 virus

Most antivirus programs identify rundll16.exe as malware.
The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you know more about this file, please leave a comment or a hint for other users.

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Rundll16.exe file information

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Description: Rundll16.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file rundll16.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 18,944 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 51,712 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/rundll16.exe.html 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Rundll16.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit). It is not a Windows system file. Rundll16.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify rundll16.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "RDLL" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT.F TROJAN!
  • "Rundll16" definitely not required. Added by a number of VIRUSES, WORMS and TROJANS!
  • "Win32 USB2.0 Driver" definitely not required. Added by the WOOTBOT.H WORM!
  • "Windows DLL Loader" definitely not required. Added by the DOMWIS TROJAN!

Important: You should check the rundll16.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

scheint harmlos?!....leider kann windows die datei nicht finden...
Die Datei stammt von einem Virus!

Summary: Average user rating of rundll16.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think rundll16.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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