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By jbhardesty ·
I keep getting this error message that is very annoying. It is Rundll Error loading winupd.dll The specified module cannot be found.
Any suggestions as to what program this is to. I ran spybot s&d and after that it happened. I don't want to re-do my whole computer for this.I realize that this is probably very easy to fix.

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by Oz_Media In reply to Rundll

It's just a weent little paasite clinging on to your PC.

TWO things:

Run an 'updated' Antivurus scann (free AVG is awesome!) http://www.grisoft.com

It will probably be found and removed by AdAware if not:
Free AdAware (valuable tool)http://www.lavasoft.nu

This is a common trojan/virus/SpyWare issue, and should be easily fixed.

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by willcomp In reply to Rundll

The reason for the error is that winupd.dll was removed by Spybot but you still have a startup item trying to run the dll.

Run msconfig and uncheck the startup item that contains rundll.exe and winupd.dll. Shouldn't appear again.

In other words, you have an annoyance, not lingering malware.

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When message occurs is always helpful, since I assumed it was on bootup.

Run Spybot in advanced mode. Go to Tools and check box by BHOs to enable BHO (browser helper objects) management. Then click on BHOs in left menu panel and remove any suspicious entries.

You may also want to set IE protection while you're there.

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by jbhardesty In reply to Rundll

I might add that i have tried all these things that have been suggested to me. Also It happens only when I open the internet explorer. Already updated and patched.

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