Win10 64 21h1 - Unknown process that runs on boot under rundll32.

Hellohalo343434 1 Reputation point
2022-02-04T00:18:56.573+00:00

Hello everyone. Always on the lookout for weird behaviour/processes on my computer. This one's weird.

This is the info I can get from Process Hacker:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -Embedding

Regedit:
Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}
Key Default : Shell Hardware Mixed Content Handler
Key RunAs : Interactive User

Also in:
Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}\LocalServer32
Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Shell.Autoplay\CLSID
Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Shell.Autoplay.1\CLSID

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WOW6432Node\AppID{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}
Key Default : Shell Hardware Mixed Content Handler
Key RunAs : Interactive User

So far I've found (on very old forums posts) that it's possibly related to autorun/autoplay. So I disabled both in gpedit.
The process still appears after reboot.

Is there a tool or some way for me to know what this process is doing and why it starts?
Thanks

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  1. Castorix31 66,156 Reputation points
    2022-02-04T05:59:00.973+00:00

    Is there a tool or some way for me to know what this process is doing and why it starts?

    No, it is used internally by MS, the GUID {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} = CLSID_ShellAutoplay
    not in SDK headers
    This command creates a COM Desktop local server (some details at LocalServer32) used by the Shell to handle AutoPlay