Is Rundll32.exe a Spyware Or Threat

Rundll32.exe is one process you may see all the time in your Windows Task Manager. Many people doubt if this process is genuine or not. Rundll32.exe is a valid Windows process located at Windows\System32\rundll32.exe. The main function of this process  is to start codes in dll files stored on your computer as the part of installed programs. We cannot use the functionality of dll files spread in our computer without rundll32.exe process. Since, it is a Windows host process to execute the functionality of dll files stored on your computer as the part of software installed, it is not a threat. However, there are some instances where some malware programs imitate the name  and cause trouble on your PC. So it is always important to ensure the location of this program on your computer. If the location of it is not Windows\System32\rundll32.exe, you can ensure that the process is not genuine and your computer might be infected.

How to Check the Location of Rundll32.exe Host Process

To open the location of this program running on your PC, follow the steps below.
  1. Start Windows Task Manager by pressing [Alt] + [Ctrl] + [Delete] buttons together

  2. Click on processes tab

  3. Right click on Rundll32.exe and click on open file location
    If Rundll32.exe is infected, how to fix

If you see the process is not running from the actual location, it is the time to start a full system scan using a reputed security program. If the location is Windows\System32\rundll32.exe , we do not need to worry. It is genuine and it is doing the legitimate duty assigned to it. However, any change in the location must be watched carefully. If it is not originated from the designated place, you have to act immediately to prevent further infection. Another important service on Windows computer is WLAN AutoConfig. To read more about it click on the link below.
Steps to Start WLAN AutoConfig on Windows Laptop

Without the help of Rundll32.exe, we cannot use the functionality and features of any dll (Dynamic Link Library) files on our computer. By using the feature of this Windows host process, we can tell any program installed on our computer to start automatically. To learn more about it, visit the link below.
How to Set a Program Run Automatically On Our Laptop


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