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Problem with Windows Host process-Rundll32.

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  • Started 7 years ago by bhat
  • Latest reply from ispalten
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I am having Vista Basic installed on my computer. Everytime at startup a popup apeears saying " Windows has blocked a startup program from running, to unblock the program click here", and it is 'Windows host process "Rundll32.exe" '. It all started after I tried to view a vedio clip from a DVD due to which the computer got hanged and I had to restart it to work again. But now I have noticed whenever I start windows it shows the message that windows has blocked Rundll32. I tried to resolve it by setting permissions in windows defender under startup programs for Rundll32 but of no use.Now everytime when I have to open an application which depends on Rundll32 I am asked for permission to run 'Rundll32' by 'User account Control' window.Can it be due to registry cleaning which I had done a few days back? Here are details about the application.

[ File Name: rundll32.exe
Display Name: Microsoft Windows host process (Rundll32)
Description: Windows host process (Rundll32)
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Digitally Signed By: Microsoft Windows Verification PCA
File Type: Application
Startup Value: rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\sshnas.dll,NvTaskbarInit
File Path: C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
File Size: 44544
File Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Date Installed: 02-11-2006 14:18:33
Startup Type: Registry: Current User
Location: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Classification: Permitted
Ships with Operating System: No
SpyNet Voting: Not applicable ]

Can anybody please help me to get rid of this problem?

Posted 7 years ago
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Download FREE version and run.
Rick P.

Posted 7 years ago
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you can also use AUTORUNS to disable it upon startup and delete it. provided it something you dont need.

Posted 7 years ago
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If you are still having problems with it after trying the above suggestions click on this link, it shows you where the file is located on your system. You may have gotten a bug.

Posted 7 years ago
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?? Is it ok to kill this process:

C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\NVSVC.DLL,nvsvcInitialize

Could it be doing anything worthwhile?

Posted 7 years ago
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This is PART of your NVidia display drivers. See

You might want to look at this thread though....

If you've not got video problems, delete the startup from MSCONFIG's Startup tab. Then check your video operation. If all is well, you're OK. If not, I would try uninstalling your video drivers and then reinstalling them to see if it clears it?

Irv S.

Posted 7 years ago

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