What does the rundl32.exe file do?
The rundl32.exe process is also known as OC Tuner and is a part of ASRock OC Tuner. This software is produced by ASRock. An obsolete or defective version of rundl32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OC Tuner has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OC Tuner has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- rundl32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module rundl32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about rundl32.exe OC Tuner
rundl32.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file rundl32.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
The file size is 101,038 bytes.
Rundl32.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The rundl32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 79% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A rundl32.exe file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 918,552 bytes. This rundl32.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 rundl32.exe. 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 rundl32?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted rundl32.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall ASRock OC Tuner
To remove OC Tuner from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate ASRock OC Tuner in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if rundl32.exe (OC Tuner) 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 OC Tuner. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OC Tuner 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 rundl32.exe 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.