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    Cool RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8651

    Could someone tell me how I ended up with this in my system process,

    rundll32.exec:windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl, ClearMyTracks ByProcess8651?

    At times there will be two instances of this running and sometimes 12 or more?
    I don't understand what or where this command came from and after a period of time my system will come to a complete halt ! It is eating up all my system memory . Would really appreciate some help on this issue.
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    Welcome to the WinVistaClub forums!

    I think it should be inetcpl.cpl and not netcpl.cpl. It has something to do with IE7's "Delete browsing History" feature, from what a preliminary search suggests.

    Also: are you using Vista or XP?
    Service pack(s) up to date?
    Last edited by James; 02-17-2009 at 01:06 AM.

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    rundll32.exe, IF situated in the System32 folder, is the legit MS file; ELSE malware.

    So is the case, as pointed above, of netcpl.cpl. I think its malware. the correct control panel applet is inetcpl.cpl which brings up the Internet Options control.

    So kindly reconfirm the spellings and let us know.

    Meanwhile, run your updated anti virus & anti spyware and let us know the results.

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    welcome aboard dbailey18,

    are you sure the file is rundell32.exe and not rundll32.exe?
    However I found something which could help you here

    Windows Host Process (Rundll32) results in 100% CPU usage : Windows Vista IE : Windows Vista IT Pro : Microsoft TechNet Forums

    as James and HappyHandyK noticed

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    welcome to the forum navigate over to here WhatIs.com definitions, computer terms, tech glossaries and cheat sheets - We are the leading online tech dictionary and encyclopedia and you should get your answer other than than go to the Fix it for me site

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    Default rundll32.exe?

    Sorry about the spelling everyone , I know it is important. Her it is again;

    rundll32.exec:Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,ClearMy TracksByProcess8651.

    Oh by the way this is with ie8 also. I'm using Vista Ultimate since I do believe this is a Vista forum, not saying XP users would be turned away. My link in my sig at the bottom of each of my postings show my system speck's. I'm fairly sure it is sitting in the system32 folder but will check again and return to confirm. Have run my virius program (Nod32) but have not run any spyware programs as of yet. Seems to happen only when I open ie8 and in the course of it running at about 15 to 30 min things start to slow way down and come to a complete stop, meaning all my system's memory is totally used up. Thats when I open task manager( Luckily) under system process and notice that I have two or more entries with this , ( rundll32.exec:Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,ClearMy TracksByProcess8651.) Have all my updates and so forth also service pack1

    Have been researching also and will continue to do so in the mean time. Want to say also very appreciative of the response's too !

    Thanks leofelix for the link,will giver it a go also.
    Thanks seti for the wealth of info at the link.
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    Well, IE8 is a beta (RC1 now, actually), so there may still be some bugs & incompatibilites here & there. Perhaps uninstalling IE8 and seeing if the problem exists under IE7 is a possibility. IT also may be an IE8 add-in causing this memory leak.

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    OK, these are some of the rundll commands. You can see most of them on WVC here.

    The RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess class pertains to deleting of browser history.

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 1
    Delete History

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 2
    Delete Cookies

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8
    Delete Temporary Internet Files

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 16
    Delete Form Data

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 32
    Delete Passwords

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 255
    Delete All

    RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351
    Delete All + files & settings stored by Addons.

    Google doe not throw up any results for your : "RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8651"

    Have you tweaked your system or maybe instructed your browser to clean cache, etc on start or close ? Or perhaps James may have a point^.

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    James and HappyAndyK, will try all the above and return as soon as i can.

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    Default RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8651

    Well believe it or not looks as though ie8 was my problem. Everthing is back to normal . Well I don't like the fact that vista has most of my memory in cache but I don't make the big bucks either. Any way thanks to all and will be back with some helpful news or maybe an answer or two for someone later.

    I would mark this thread Solved but I don't see the option anywhere.
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