kernel32.dll trying to go online all the time

  canard 23:48 14 Nov 2003

Any resident gurus know why my kernel32.dll has suddenly started constantly trying to get online?
Win98 SE.

  MichelleC 10:05 15 Nov 2003

Assuming you've done an uptodate av scan (it's best to do an online one at click here , plus Spybot and Adaware, try running system file checker to replace any corrupt files.

  canard 16:55 15 Nov 2003

All these have been done without results. Have recently patched IE6, updated AVG, antispyware apps and fiddled with windows media player. But these don't look likely culprits- mystified.

  canard 23:43 16 Nov 2003

The whatever it is that wants to contact kernel32.dll turns out to be local host so must be a baddie.
SFC says that kernel32.dll has not been modified or corrupted.
Who/what ever is doing this is not just taking a poke at my PC. It must be having a go at others. So has anyone else been annoyed by him/it?

This might mean something to the elect. I just dislike the blackhole bit.
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Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City: Marina del Rey
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 90292-6695
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Updated: 2002-09-12

OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned

Names and Number
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OrgAbuseEmail: [email protected]

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  woodchip 23:59 16 Nov 2003

Run this click here

  canard 00:25 17 Nov 2003

I've done the online trojan scan recommended on this forum and it found zilch. But will have a go at swat it and thankyou woodchip.

  canard 00:34 17 Nov 2003

Swatit found nothing- and got it to scan kernel32.dll individualy- still nowt. It was unbelievably quick. Could I be doing it wrong? Mystified!

  MichelleC 08:09 17 Nov 2003

Another thing to try: type in search dial.exe and see what comes up.

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 10:44 17 Nov 2003

I think Kernel32.dll,looks for netbios browsing,responces/reguests/and sesions so it may be runnibg as part of you firewall blocking procedure for these netbios ports.Just an idea.
I know mine listens for those things same OS.


  canard 19:07 17 Nov 2003

MichelleC thankyou- did dial.exe search result nil.
 ÑÌÇKÑÂMË thankyou too. I'm not well informed enough to know what you mean about kernel32.dll checking netbios ports. I don't really know what these are but when I've checked security it comes up as all stealthed- net bios ports are properly protected. Only thing is why should it suddenly start when it didn't bother before?

  woodchip 19:15 17 Nov 2003

Check that you used Swatit correctly

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