Rundll32.dll is a file that is located within the registry of the Windows operating system. The rundll32.dll file is used to run a code within other .dll files with the appearance and operation that they are actually part of that actual program. If you have started to notice that there have been issues that seem to be traced back to rundll32.dll then you are lucky as this article will quickly explain the two biggest issues encountered with rundll32.dll errors and issues within the Windows operating systems. Not only will the issues be identified but if you continue to read you will find the easiest ways to fix them quickly, safely, and automatically.
The first issue that is often encountered with rundll32.dll is that the file has become corrupt, cannot be located, or is modified in a way that makes it unusable by the system. I this is the issue that you are encountering then there are several different ways to fix these annoying error messages that are most likely appearing advising of the errors related to rundll32.dll. The easiest ways to fix these errors are as follows:
1. If the file is missing or corrupt you can manually re-add the rundll32.dll to the registry within your computer. Although this might sound as easy as finding the file online and downloading the file to your system and just adding it to a Windows folder it is actually a lot more work. The reason why it is harder than it sounds is because there are different versions of the file. This could cause an issue because the registry is the place where rundll32.dll is usually located, and this is basically the command center of the whole computer; so if you make a mistake there is a possibility that more issues will arise after adding the incorrect rundll32.dll file.
2. This is why the second option to fixing this rundll32.dll error is usually the best, and that is to download a registry cleaner and run a full scan of the Windows registry to identify the rundll32.dll, and all other registry errors, so that the registry cleaner can easily and quickly fix the issues. The best part of this is that it is automatic and there is no work required by you when using a registry cleaner.
The next issue that is commonly seen relating to rundll32.dll is an infection of a malicious program that is causing pop up, or commercial ads, to be presented on your system. Many times users will see a process labeled rundll32.dll in their task manager that is taking up a lot of system resources and this is usually the first thing that raises their suspicion, as well as the weird ads that are being presented. If you think that your system has been compromised then the best thing to do is to run a full scan with your security program, which should search for viral and malware infections, and try to remove the infection as quickly as possible.