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What is Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper file information

The process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.

Description: Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 0 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/rundll32%20p17.dll,p17helper.html 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper. Therefore, you should check the Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper 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.

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User Comments

got this after installing drivers for Soundblaster Audigy SE
  Stomperen  
related to Creative Sound cards
  kermit  
It is a safe software that comes with sound blaster audigy itself. dont bother of it.
  Jm Agra  
Soundblaster Audigy SE
  Vadim  
yeah i have creative soundblaster audigy too, i guess it's safe
  Frans Ji  
Was not in my processes after installing my sound blaster audigy 2. Came about six months later. I do believe if this file is in your startup section of msconfig, its very likely malware posing as the file.
  Ryan  
not necessary and can be removed from startup area
  JJCE  
It's for a creative sound card.
  Adam  

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Summary: Average user rating of Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving Rundll32 P17 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Rundll32 P17. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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