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What is the p17rune.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The p17rune.dll process is also known as P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library and is a part of P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of p17rune.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about p17rune.dll P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library

p17rune.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file p17rune.dll is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 14,848 bytes.
This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The p17rune file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. p17rune.dll appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves p17rune.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about p17rune?

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Githnaur
p17rune.dll is part of P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library from Creative Technology Ltd
Olga
Its from Creative sound blaster, or creative audigy drivers.
eustachy
Also had this file error popup after installation of Windows 8 RTM. Searched for the file in the Registry, found it, deleted it, problem solved. The P17RunE.dll entry in my registry was in a group of entries associated with my Samsung Laser All-In-One.
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Summary: 3 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library

To remove P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if p17rune.dll (P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for P17Run Endpoints Dynamic Link Library or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or p17rune.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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