control panel problems

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  1. repulseman

    repulseman New Member

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    Help[​IMG]

    Whenever I try to open/run any of the listed control applets I receive the error as shown in the attachment.......

    Display Settings
    Internet Options
    Regional and Language
    Sound
    Advanced Power
    Network Connections
    Game Controllers
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Date and Time
    Security Center

    I think that it is a result of a Trojan, this was successfully removed by 'Windows Defender', sorry but I cannot remember the name of the Trojan, I have tried looking for an answer on the internet with no success.

    I have tried a system restore with no success, comes back with an error, possibly related.

    Can anyone help[​IMG]
     
  2. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Try running a spyware program..
     
  4. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    You still think a Virus or a Trojans in his computer? Maybe the Trojan got into his back-up? I recently, (July) had a Trojan removed from my system. I have Norton Internet Security, over 200 and some files were affected. Ran several scans, Registry Cleaner, Webroot Window Cleaner, PC Optimization Program. I ran Scannow without needing my Vista Installation Disk and then installed SP1. No problem. (Hyjack This- is a good spyware program to run)
     
  5. repulseman

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    Sorry for the delay in responding to your emails, :D

    I have resolved the issue. By using 'Vista Manager' from Yamicsoft, I found under the 'security' heading then 'Drives and Programs' is an entry for 'Image Hijack',

    Under this I found that 'RunDll32.exe was re-referenced to 'RunDll32.exe' this I think caused a circular reference that caused the file name to grow and grow until the error message came up.

    Once again sorry for the delay and thank you for your responses:):):)
     
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    Celestra Former Moderator

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    That explains the file extension is to long, how weird. I don't understand how that happened. How did you create a loop?
     
  7. repulseman

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    I did not create the loop, I believe that the Trojan that my PC was infected with must have re-directed rundll32 to another file and when it was 'repaired' it must have replaced the the infected file address with Rundll32.exe thus causing a loop.
     

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