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rund1132.exe error warning message


FPCH New Member
Jan 30, 2010
PC Experience
Help please!

I am a bit of a novice when it comes to computers. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

The problem started when i started getting loads of warning messages about viruses tryig to attack my system as f they were coming from windows. When you followed the link to scan and delete/fix the viruses it would tell you to pay $44 or something for the protection. I already have internet protection etc on my pc - the AVG free version. I ran a complete computer scan using this and it showed that there were no viruses found.

Now they seem to have stopped but i can't open ANY programmes on my computer; itunes, word, excel... everything! i can't even re-set the clock. it all seems to be blocked. i can get onto the internet and i have found scans that you can run to clean up this problem but i can't run them because the same warning message will pop up to stop me. Also, when on the internet some websites will not open - it takes me to a page that says that this site is dangerous (which it clearly isn't because it is a well known site) if you try to continue to the site it takes you to pay that again is trying to sell me some internet security in dollars!

The warning that pops up whenever i do anything is:

rund1132.exe Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You ma not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

Please help and advise.... is my computer infected? What should i do?


Jan 22, 2003
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi nats76.

Let's start by performing some basic scans that have a good track record because it's obvious that you are infected. If the scans get blocked for some reason just let us know.

  1. Download ATF-Cleaner by Atribune.
  2. Save the file to your Desktop.
  3. Double-click on the file to run the program.
  4. On the Main tab, check the Select All button.
  5. Next, click on the Firefox tab (if applicable) and check the Select All button.

    Note: If you would like to preserve your saved passwords in Firefox, then click No at the corresponding prompt.
  6. Now, click on the Opera tab (if applicable) and check the Select All button.

    Note: If you would like to preserve your saved passwords in Opera, then click No at the corresponding prompt.
  7. Press the Empty Selected button and click OK to acknowledge the corresponding prompt.
  8. Click on the Exit button to quit the program.
  1. Please click here to download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
  2. Save the file to your Desktop.
  3. Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  4. At the end, make sure a check mark is placed next to:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  5. Click Finish.
  6. The program will download and update itself if it finds the necessity to do so. Please allow this.
  7. Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.

    Note: Depending on your computer specifications, the scan may take some time to complete. Please wait patiently and do not interrupt the process.
  8. When the scan is complete, click OK, and then Show Results to view the results.
  9. Make sure that every entry is selected, and click Remove Selected.
  10. Restart your computer.
  1. Please click here to download SUPERAntiSpyware (Free Version).
  2. Save the file to your Desktop.
  3. Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  4. Open SUPERAntiSpyware.
  5. Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.
  6. Click the Scanning Control tab.
  7. Under Scanner Options make sure the following fields checked:
    • Close browsers before scanning
    • Scan for tracking cookies
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining
  8. Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.
  9. On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.
  10. On the left, make sure you check mark All the Fixed Drives.
  11. On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.
  12. Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.
  13. After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click OK.
  14. Make sure every entry has a check mark next to it and click Next.
  15. A notification will appear that Quarantine and Removal is Complete. Click OK and then Finish to return to the main menu.
  16. Restart your computer.
  1. Please visit the ESET Online Scanner, using Internet Explorer to initiate the scan.

    Note: If you are running Windows Vista, then you will need Administrative privileges to complete the latter part of the procedure. To do so, right-click on the Internet Explorer icon in the Start Menu and select the Run As Administrator option in the shell context menu.
  2. Check mark the YES, I accept the Terms of Use box.
  3. Click the Start button.
  4. Click the Install button on the following screen.
  5. Click Start. This will will initialize and update the scanner engine.
  6. Check mark the box beside Remove found threats.
  7. Click the Scan button. This will start the scan. Please be patient while it is in progress.
  8. Restart your computer.
  1. Click on Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and select System Restore.
  2. Choose the radio button marked Create a Restore Point on the first screen and click Next. Give the restore point a name then click Create. The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a note of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  3. Next, click on Start > Run, type Cleanmgr and click on OK.
  4. Click on the More Options tab.
  5. Click the Clean Up button in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the most recent one.
This will remove any infected files that have been backed up by Windows. The files in "System Restore" are protected to prevent any programs changing those files. This is the only foolproof way to ensure the deletion of those files.

Note: Do not clear restore points on a regular basis as doing so will clear all previous restore points even those that you may need. System Restore is a useful tool to revert your computer back to a working condition if something goes wrong.

Re-enable all your security applications and please return here and tell us how the computer seems to be operating


FPCH New Member
Jan 30, 2010
PC Experience
Hi Randy,

Thanks for your quick response.

I started with step 1 and as expected when i run the programme the same message pops up and blocks it so i can't do it.

So i'm stuck what can i do?


Free PC Help Tech Member
Jan 29, 2009
Try Booting into safe mode with networking.

Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.

Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.

When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

Safe Mode with Networking (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Network): This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows together with the drivers that you must have to load networking.

the screen will look strange as it will be running minimal windows features hopefully this will enable you to perform part of the procedure posted by Randyl