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dllhost.exe multiple executions taking all my memory

Q: dllhost.exe multiple executions taking all my memory

Last week my system got significantly slower.  Task Mgr shows a lot of "dllhost.exe" tasks running, stealing all my memory, and dramatically slowing my system.  Since then Norton has reported multiple virus attacks being stopped.
 
How can I fix this?

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A: dllhost.exe multiple executions taking all my memory

Welcome aboard  It looks like Powerliks malware.It'll require elevated help. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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A few weeks ago tons of dllhost.exes started opening in my task manager and taking up all of my memory, slowing down my computer exponentially. I've tried using Malwarebytes to detect any viruses but it can't see anything. I deleted my temp folder (Which was about 50-60 GB) and within a few hours all of it was back.
 
I have Windows 8 64 bit, tell me what I need to do.

A:Multiple instances of dllhost.exe taking up all of my CPU

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Recently I have had problems with memory in explorer and dllhost.exe on COM Services. I have been converting some videos for use on my WDTV player. If I ever open up a folder using Vista that contains one or more of these explorer.exe and dllhost.exe jump to over 800,000 K in task manager. I'm worried I may have been infected so here is my HJT log.Running processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\IRW.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Parallels\Parallels Tools\SIA\sharedintapp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exeC:\Program Files\Boot Camp\KbdMgr.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exeC:\Users\candace.brassfield.W8813P6T0P1W\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Explorer.exe and dllhost.exe taking up memory

Any ideas at all?

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Hi I'm new and I seriously need help I'm at my wits end, I tried everything and nothing works. Tried malware bytes, hitman, rouge killer, clean boot, went into safe mode. Changed codecs for the thumbnails. Nothing works.

The dllhost.exe virus still persist. A temporary fix I found was disabling the network adapter and the virus stops replicating in the task manager, but as soon as I turn it back on the virus starts replicating and takes up cpu memory

I'm think of backing up my data and do a clean install to get rid of the stress.

A:Dllhost.exe still persist in task manager, taking up cpu memory

it can take weeks to clean a virus and even then you can never be 100% it's gone completely and it's a lot quicker to reinstall Windows if you can so back up your data and use the below tutorial to reinstall and it's good for retail also

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I've used malwarebytes to quarantine and remove threats but the problem still isn't resolved.  Downloading keeps getting turned off in internet explorer and cookies are deleted. 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Phillip at 0:38:48 on 2014-11-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.1999 [GMT -6:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k ... Read more

A:dllhost taking over task manager and eating up memory

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Re-enable downloads in Internet ExplorerPress the + R on your keyboard at the same time. Type inetcpl.cpl and click OK. Click the Security tab and then on Step 2Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET)... Read more

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I'm also getting this, W7 64-bit started, yesterday.   All scans come up with nothing.

A:dllhost.exe *32 using memory - multiple instances - also

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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PC began to crawl, being hard to open any application. Ran virus checkup and MSSE found Exploit:SWF/CVE-2014-0515 and VirTool:JS/Obfuscator.EK. Quarantined cleaned. Malwarebites also found/fixed some problems but still have this issue where randomly DllHost.exe begins to run multiple times and each instance is eating more an more memory.
Via Process Explorer found that is being triggered by a registry entry that I can't edit. Also found that is generating a lot of traffic to multiple IP's, all being locked by a firewall on the network.
 
Here the DSS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16545  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Manager at 20:10:00 on 2014-10-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3241.2108 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access\Advanced\Wave\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SPBA\upeksvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atashost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\IProsetMonitor.... Read more

A:Multiple DllHost.exe eating all memory

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemRun FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.  
 fixlist.txt   557bytes
  4 downloads  How is the machine running now? 

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Thanks for your help.  I see a lot of posts concerning this issue.  Last week, I think after some windows updates I noticed that I have several dllhost.exe*32 processes running.  It seems to start only after I open windows explorer, or a list of files.  Then my norton will start informing me of blocked trojans and sometimes I get an error about Powershell not responding.  But at that point the dllhost.exe*32 has created several instances of itself and my CPU usage and memory start reaching 90%.  I have run Norton power eraser which found a file but it was not able to remove it.  I thnk the name was rbutil?, but I am not sure. 
 
I have run the DDS program, and it is pasted below as well as the attached, file.  I am not very proficient with the actual operating system and making changes, so please keep that in mind.  I will do my best to follow your instructions.
 
I am running Windows 7 64 bit and internet explorer 10.
 
Thank you and let me know if you need further information.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.17116
Run by ASAP Consulting at 9:09:36 on 2014-10-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4002.675 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831... Read more

A:dllhost.exe *32 using memory - multiple instances

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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Hello guys,

I googled for these symptoms everywhere but could not find anything.
I would deeply appreciate any help I could get on this.
It all started 2 days ago, I turned my PC usually and proceeded to work. I have a habit of looking at task manager every several minutes, just to make sure of things. So I saw several copies of Winlogon.exe Normally that would not be a problem, but I am not running several user accounts on this PC and therefore I did not expect to see several winlogon.exe-s. Well, I let it slip and the next thing I know there are 130 Winlogon.exe running.
I rolled system 2 days back but the same thing happened. At some point (around 200 proccesses) winlogons crash and leave only 4-5 of them hanging in process list.
As I found out the day after, not only winlogon.exe is affected. Same happens when I run firefox. It took me 20 minutes to get on the forum alone. Right now all winlogon.exe-s died but i have around 70 firefox.exe running, but only 1 actual browser window. I can see which one of those is actual browser window because I can see proportionally more memory that it is using. When I started up firefox they kept spawning around up to 150 copies and then started crashing.

I am attaching the copy of dxdiag.

Please advise on this, I could just reinstall windows, but I am very interested what might cause this behavior.

Thanks to all that care. I'm like a biology professor looking at these multiplying:))

A:Multiple executions

Have you tried scanning for viruses / malware?

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Lots of dllhost.exe in Task Manager consuming all memory and lagging computer. Scanned with SUPERantispyware and removed 2 Trojans. Scanned with TDSSKiller and removed 2 Worms. Keep finding new things, thinking the viruses are mutiplying as they die. Need help removing them. I ran ComboFix and it seemed to be successful. But nothing seemed to happen, dllhost.exe was still running rampant. So I decided to disable all antivirus systems and run Combofix again, but after the blue window popped up it disappeared after a minute. What should I do? HALP!
 
Pasting DDS.txt Log below... Attaching "Attach.txt as well. Please Help Soon!
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Master-Chief at 10:19:09 on 2014-10-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3583.2281 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\PhotoshopElementsFi... Read more

A:Multiple Instances of dllhost.exe consuming all memory/RAM!

Hello Orcrin12, welcome to Bleeping Computer's Malware Removal forum!
 
My username is LiquidTension, but you can call me Adam. I will be assisting you with your malware-related problems.
If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer that. 
 
======================================================
 Please read through the points below to ensure this process moves as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Please read through my instructions thoroughly, and ensure you carry out each step in the order specified.
Please do not post logs using the CODE, QUOTE or ATTACHMENT format. Logs should be posted directly in plain text. If you receive an error whilst posting, please break the log in half and use multiple posts.
Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I provide for you. Independent efforts may make matters worse, and will affect my ability in ascertaining the current situation and providing the best set of instructions for you.
Please backup important files before proceeding with my instructions. Malware removal can be unpredictable.  
If you come across any issues whilst following my instructions, please stop and inform me of the issue in as much detail as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask before proceeding.
Topics are locked if no response is made after 4 days... Read more

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Greetings!
 
I have been running into an issue where multiple (I'd estimate at least 100 currently) dllhost.exe processes are running at one point in time. So many start running that my memory is almost 100% consumed, crippling my computer. The problem went away for a while but has now come back. After looking at this report I realized that the last time I tried to fix this problem, one of the steps involved disabling my antivirus, which I forgot to re-enable. I just tried to reenable antivirus (microsoft security essentials) and I was unable to. The error description when I tried to update was "The definition updates couldn't be installed. Please try again later."
 
DDS:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Mike at 15:11:08 on 2014-12-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16352.3273 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Outdated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Outdated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Disabled/Outdated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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F:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
F:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
F:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
f:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Clien... Read more

A:multiple dllhost.exe processes consuming memory

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I have given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Lately when I have tried to open an installation EXE for a vocaloid, it would execute the file over and over again (confirmed by checking the processes in the windows task manager). It started once I downloaded Daemon Tools Lite and I have since then deleted that and the vocaloid installation. I think that may have fixed the problem but I would still like to see if there are any lingering problems that may pop up later on.
Also, I am pretty sure I have access to a windows Boot CD but I am not 100% sure.

DDS:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Mclaine at 17:37:48.94 on 20/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.2.1033.18.3838.1698 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k Loc... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 64 bit premium home edition, 1.34TB HD and 8 GB Memory, IE 11 which I just installed. The last couple of days I've noticed my performance slowing to a crawl. My IE passwords and user names no longer load, Icons in my folders no longer load, the Progress Bar in each folder is continually loading each time I open a folder. I opened Task Manager and found multiple instances of dllhost.exe*32 running, and some with a Memory usage over 200,00k.




I've run TDSSKiller, RKill, Malwarebytes, Hitman, Rogue Killer and Emission in that order to make sure it wasn't a Trojan masking itself as a valid dll, no effect. Reading through the forums I see where a corrupt movie file or extension can cause this. I wanted to do a Restore to an earlier point, but the earliest I can go to is yesterday, and that's when I first started troubleshooting. Last week I loaded Windows Live Movie Maker. I was unable to do an uninstall as there was no uninstall command. I've ran every movie file that I can find in an attempt to isolate it to delete it - no luck. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. I'm no PC expert, in fact I probably know just enough to be dangerous, so keep that in mind when replying.

One other thing that came to mind after I posted is if I set all my folders to use Icons only, no thumbnails, the problem goes away.


Thanks

A:Multiple instances of dllhost.exe*32 Com Surrogate killing memory

Check in the folder options from control panel, look in the view tab, uncheck box for Launch folder windows in a separate process... then reboot.

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THe computer is running slow and I am seeing multiple copies of dllhost.exe using large amounts of RAM.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16584  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Jim at 2:32:34 on 2014-10-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.1082 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\atashost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\imagePROGRAFStatusMonitor\cnwisam.exe
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A:dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate multiple processes/high memory usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Like many other members, I appear to have this infection. In Task Manager, there are about 20 dllhost.exe *32 processes, and under the command line column for about ten of them it says ###CLIENT###. My computer has taken an hour to just post this. I have attached scans from DDS and FRST. I will be thrilled if someone helps. Thank you so much
 
OS: Vista
Dllhost Processes are coming from C:\Windows\syswow64 folder
 
 
DDS.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19088  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Ashley at 13:23:13 on 2014-10-18
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.4085.846 [GMT -7:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_15f4e438\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Trojan.Poweliks with multiple dllhost.exe processes consuming memory!

First we will remove the Adware, then Poweliks.Step 1: AdwarecleanerPlease download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) from the link below and save it to your Desktop:Download Mirror #1Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and select Run as administrator. (If you have Windows XP the just run it)Click Scan and let the scan run.When it finishes, click Clean, following the on screen promptsAfter your computer reboots, a log will open. Please Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) this into your next post.Note: The log can also be found in here: C:\AdwCleaner\Step 2: MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop Install the progamme and select updateOnce it has updated select Settings > Detection and ProtectionTick Scan for rootkitsGo back to the Dashboard and select Scan NowIf threats are detected, click the Apply Actions button, MBAM will ask for a reboot.On completion of the scan (or after the reboot) select View Detailed LogSelect Export > Select text file and save to the desktopAttach/Post that logStep 3: Junkware Removal Tool  Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completio... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66

Hello, this has been occurring for a couple weeks where the windows explorer (in background processes) is overworking the CPU and memory. There are 4 instances of the process where one works up the CPU and the other works up the memory. I've tried ending those 2 specific processes but they just keep reappearing.
 
Also, just so that anyone knows, I had recently asked another question and done multiple scans using ESET and malwarebytes and other scanners. I am willing to do them again but just mentioning. 
 
 
Here is a link to the taskbar : http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg489/ratheyan/Bleeding%20computer/mem_zps36e4b136.jpg
 
As for additional information, I do have utorrent and have downloaded games and movies (I did read that utorrent has caused something like this before, where multiple explorer.exe pops up...although they dont mention any large memory usage). 
 
It is urgent because now I cannot even turn my laptop on without the hard drive starting to go berserk soon after and causing overheating.
 
Thank you for any help.

A:Multiple Windows explorer (.exe) Taking Up Memory and CPU

Hi,
From what I read it sounds like you have gotten another infection. It also sounds like it will take more than the usual tools to get it identified and removed.
I'll flag this for a moderator to move it so you can get the help you need.
Stay well and surf safe

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

hi, never thought i have to post here. always just reading and getting help. but this time this dllhost.exe  com surrogate is just driving me grazy and i cant get rid of it. Please help. windwos 7 32bit.

A:dllhost.exe taking all the resources

Hi there,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Computer runs really slow with dllhost.exe*32 COM Surragate taking up all physical memory. I start ending the process tree for them all but they keep coming back on their own in a couple of minutes.
I ran DDS once I ended process for all dllhost.exe
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Ernesto at 21:16:40 on 2014-10-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3894.1339 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vcsFPService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
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A:dllhost.exe*32 taking over computer

My name's Naathim and I'm a GeekU Minion! Now that we are mates and will be working together to clean your machine out of any junkware, feel free to call me Naat Before we start please note the following: Analysis and research take some time, also sometimes real life gets in the way, please be patient. Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords. Don't run any scripts or tools on your own, unsupervised usage may cause more harm than good. Paste the logs in your posts, attachments make my work harder and more complicated. Stay with me to the end, the absence of symtoms doesn't mean that your machine is fully operational. Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers. I can't foresee everything, so if anything unexpected happens, please stop and inform me! There are no silly questions. Never be afraid to ask if in doubt!
Let's start and enjoy the fight! Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.
Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
> Windows 8 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Make sure that Addition option is checked.
Press Scan button and wait.
The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

When I attempt to load any of the applications I use on a daily basis, I start to notice a massive decrease in performance. Upon looking at the task manager processes, I have about 15 dllhost.exe processes taking up 80% of my CPU and a lot of memory also.
 
It seems I'm suppose to download FRST and run a scan with additional.txt selected, here are the results:
 
FRST:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 23-10-2014
Ran by JJ (administrator) on JJ-PC on 24-10-2014 15:28:36
Running from C:\Users\JJ\Downloads
Loaded Profile: JJ (Available profiles: JJ)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AXSP\1.01.01\atkexComSvc.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\IPROSetMonitor.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe
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A:Several dllhost.exe processes taking up CPU / Memmory.

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Press the + R on your keyboard at the same time. Type notepad and click OK.Copy the entire content of the codebox below and paste into the notepad document:
CloseProcesses:
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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

Just as the title state, over the last few days ive noticed my pc becoming slower.  Getting high usage messages from Norton.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Todd at 8:20:30 on 2014-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8111.2643 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Security Suite *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Security Suite *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:dllhost.exe COM Surrogate taking up all CPU Usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

Hi,
 
I have run malwarebytes, hitman Pro, ADWcleaner and multiple dllhost.exe *32 Com Surrogate processes keep popping up in task manager.
Computer/internet is very slow.
 
Here is the Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 04-11-2014
Ran by Pattie (administrator) on MININT-Q9CGG1P on 05-11-2014 15:57:31
Running from C:\Users\Pattie\Downloads
Loaded Profile: Pattie (Available profiles: Pattie)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftvsa.exe
(CyberLink Corp.) C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\OEM\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
(Nikon Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
(Adobe Systems Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
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A:Malwarebytes found multiple trojans, multiple dllhost.exe *32 processes computer

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

I had some help earlier with this same problem on the website and everything went well for about a week, then the virus returned.  I took the steps over again in the original thread to see if I could remove the problem again but had no luck.  I don't know where or how the virus came back, but basically it showed up out of nowhere a week or two after it was gone.
 
As of right now it is taking up 50-70% of my CPU while idling which causes my PC to crash when I am playing any CPU intensive game.  I am looking for some help to get this thing removed and what I need to do in order to make sure it doesn't come back again.
 
Thanks ahead of time!

A:Process "dllhost.exe *32" taking up massive CPU and crashing computer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Run these tools and submit the files for my review.Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hello! I only just joined this site, and I feel like I should preface this post by saying that I don't 100% understand the workings of this forum and I'm not very experienced with computers. I apologize in advance if I'm unhelpful in any way.
 
 
So, one night recently, I noticed that my computer suddenly became incredibly sluggish. I restarted it, but it wasn't but minutes later before it slowed down again. I checked the Task Manager, and found at least a dozen copies of the process "dllhost.exe" running at the same time and bringing my CPU up to nearly 100%. The processes are described as COM Surrogate and their full file name is C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe. Manually terminating them all temporarily fixed things, but it took barely any time at all before they automatically came back.
 
More problems have arisen since then. For one thing, sometimes one of one of my internet tabs will randomly open up some sort of advertisement website, which leads me to believe that this problem is likely caused by some sort of virus or malware. I've run multiple scans on Malwarebites and SUPERAntiSpyware both in and out of Safe Mode, but the former finds no problems with my computer, and while the latter has found and removed several files over the course of its scans, the problem remains.
 
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A:Dozens of copies of dllhost.exe open, taking up massive amounts of CPU

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hello
 
Looks like I may have gotten some malware on my Dell Laptop running Windows 7 the other day.  I am currently getting multiple instances of dllhost.exe *32 in Task Manager which I assume is slowing down my pc.  Also, Avast is giving me notifications regarding a webpage that my pc might be trying to contact even though I dont have any browsers open. 
 
This is the website....hxxp://xmlka.com/click?app=app28&click=175558bf-4f02-40b1-8257-eca16913cb15&search=fc914710-217f-4839-8b5d-e1b1dab70483&feed=18396
 
I've gotten 17 Avast notifications since I started writing this post.  Malwarebytes and Rkill could not find anything.  Posted below is my DDS log.  Thanks for you help!!
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Jeff at 12:09:17 on 2014-10-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2997.1456 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Getting multiple dllhost.exe *32 since 10/18/14

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

I am working on a friend's computer that was seriously infected.  Windows 7 Home Premium (sp1) x64I started unwinding the problems by first removing the Windows Safety Master scareware.  The posted instructions handled that.I then installed malwarebytes and scanned/ removed everything it found.Ran TDSSkiller and it reported OK.Installed and ran AVGFree and it quarantined two items.Usually by this time I would expect things to be better.Not better so thought it might be related to the last program installed which was flash12 so I uninstalled that.But response is still slow and there are 30+ instances of dllhost.exe*32 COM SURROGATE showing in processes. Is there a direct way to resolve this problem?What scan/fix would you recommend next? Thanks!GregEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal Here's the DDS result.  Sorry I didn't include in the original post.Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis. DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMALInternet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16798  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2Run by OWNER at 14:47:48 on 2014-02-13Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4044.3359 [GMT -8:00].SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServi... Read more

A:Multiple dllhost.exe

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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I have the same problem with multiple dllhost.exe*32 and very slow pc.High CPU usage by COM Surrogate message keeps popping up.  Security setting won't allow me to download mini toolbox. What should I do next? Let me just say that I am NOT very computer savvy. Thanks in advance.
 

A:multiple dllhost.exe*32

Update...Just got a call from a company verifying the purchase of a Hp tablet being sent to an address different from billing address. Ugh. Over $2000 in fraudulent charges on my credit card. Is this related?
 

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Hello and thanks for your help in advance.
 
I have tried running various anti-malware software, cleaners, etc but issue keep reappearing.
 
Symptoms include the multiple instances of dllhost.exe that consume memory and slow computer.
 
 
Here is the DDS log.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16502
Run by cfeist at 9:33:36 on 2014-07-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3317.2276 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Trend Micro Security Agent *Enabled/Updated* {B7599298-8445-728A-A5C7-A26A082C8BDA}
SP: Trend Micro Security Agent Anti-spyware *Enabled/Updated* {0C38737C-A27F-7D04-9F77-991873ABC167}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *Enabled* {49A8346C-6900-54B6-B1B3-5F678736DDE9}
.
============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SonicWALL Global VPN Client\SWGVCSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe
C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
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A:Multiple DLLHOST.EXE

Hi there,I fear that you've been hit by Expiro, a file infector (among other malware).Let's check that:Step 1Please visit VirusTotal and scan a file as follows:Click on Choose File.Copy and paste the following into the file name textbox:c:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeand click Open.Now hit the Scan it! button on the website to scan the selected file.If you get the messageFile already analysed - This file was last analyse by VirusTotal on ....then click on Reanalyse!Wait until the scan has finished.Copy the URL from your browsers address bar and paste it in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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I need some help with this one.  There is a post on Feb 13th, 2014 by Greg Staples (member) and I can't reply to the post.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?app=forums&module=post&section=post&do=new_post&f=22
 
  I have the same issue with a Vista x 64 Home Premium machine.  I have followed all of the steps including the RogueKiller x 64.  All of the steps have been great thus far.
 
I need to know where to proceed from here.  The Windows update service is missing and the MS Fixit tool does not work either to run updates.
 
Can someone help?
 
Thanks in advance!
 
RogueKiller log:
 
RogueKiller V8.8.8 _x64_ [Feb 19 2014] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
Operating System : Windows Vista (6.0.6002 Service Pack 2) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Lisa Fenske [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 02/21/2014 22:09:44
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 2 ¤¤¤
[SUSP PATH][DLL] regsvr32.exe -- C:\Users\Lisa Fenske\AppData\Local\Udmedia\OutMapCmds32.dll [-] -> regsvr32.exe KILLED [TermProc]
[SUSP PATH][DLL] regsvr32.exe -- C:\Users\Lisa Fenske\AppData\Local\Udmedia\OutMapCmds32.dll [-] -> regsvr32.exe KILLED [TermProc]
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 12 ¤¤¤
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A:Multiple dllhost.exe again

Hi there,
your computer looks badly infected.
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)
Start FRST with administator privileges.
Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.
When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.
Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hello my name is Kyle and I need help removing dllhost.exe I tried to troubleshoot this by following others post who has similar problems but it didnt work quite well. It killed the dllhost.exe but it keeps coming back. and now there is a pop up that says this file cannot be downloaded due to an antivirus. Thank you.
 
I scanned it with FRST and this is the log: 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-09-2014
Ran by Kyle (administrator) on KYLE-PC on 24-09-2014 19:39:19
Running from C:\Users\Kyle\Desktop\New folder
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\NvXDSync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Acronis) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
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A:Multiple dllhost.exe COM surrogate

Hi Kyle,please do the following:Step 1Please download this attached
 fixlist.txt   431bytes
  7 downloads and save it in the same directory as FRST.Start FRST with Administrator privileges.Press the Fix button.When finished, a log file (Fixlog.txt) pops up and is saved to the same location the tool was run from.Please copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download the ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.Disable the realtime-protection of your antivirus and anti-malware programs because they might interfere with the scan.Start esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe with administartor privileges.Select the option Yes, I accept the Terms of Use and click on Start.Make sure that the option Remove found threats is NOT checked, and the option Scan archives is checked.Now click on Advanced Settings and select the following:Scan for potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth TechnologyClick on Start. The virus signature database will begin to download. This may take some time.When completed the Online Scan will begin automatically.Note: This scan might take a long time! Please be patient.When completed select Uninstall application on close if you so wish, but make sure you copy the logfile first!Now click on FinishA log file is created at C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt.Copy and paste the content of this log file in your next reply.Note: Do not forget to re-enable your an... Read more

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This is a Gateway computer running Vista Home Premium.
computer is running slow, need help removing the dllhost.exe running when computer is started.
 
Here is the DDS log.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16545
Run by MarkMarcy at 9:42:11 on 2014-05-30
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3838.2655 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\syswow64\dllhost.exe
C:\Windows\syswow64\dllhost.exe
C:\Windows\syswow64\dllhost.exe
C:\Windows\syswow64\dllhost.exe
C:\Windows\syswow64\dllhost.exe
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A:Need help with multiple dllhost.exe running

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Hello,
 
Newbie here.  My computer is running extremely slow.  Task Manager shows multiple DLLHOST.EXE COM Surrogates running. 
 
I found Bleegingcomputer on several other forum sites suggesting the Combofix to correct the problem.  Further research looks like there is more involved that simply downloading it and it can get complicated. 
 
A forum topic posted yesterday by Dankeykang title 'DLLHost.exe - Multiple Processes eating up CPU' suggested using the Powerlik fix
 
How do I tell which fix is the most appropriate?
 
Thanks!
 

A:DLLHost.exe - Multiple Com Surrogate

Yes...we recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem.From what you describe, you may be infected with a Poweliks so start with this.Please download ESETPoweliksCleaner and save it to your Desktop Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it....If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed.Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your computer...The tool will produce a log in the same directory the tool was run from.Copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.

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Hello,
I have been running AVG for some time and it recently alerted me on ?rogue scanner. It caught it and I started watching for anything odd. In taskmanager I noticed 8-10 instances of dllhost running and something changing my ie security settings. (i.e. disabled file download) After running several different spyware/malware/virus scans, the only one that would catch anything was RogueKiller. It hit on Poweliks ,ran the fix, and reboot. It replicates after reboot and I can't seem to get a handle on it.
(Malwarebytes,Spybot,AVG,CCleaner,RogueKiller,Defender) Any help would be appreciated.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Nolan at 21:39:58 on 2014-10-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6135.850 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
c:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\VPDAgent_x64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
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A:Poweliks, multiple dllhost.exe help

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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hi.  my win7 thinkpad has the infection that shows up as lots of dllhost.exe's in taskmgr.  over a period of hours or days, memory utilization creeps up to close to 100% (I've got 8gb), and eventually i have to reboot.  i've run mbam a few times -- it finds threats which i remove; then i reboot, and sooner or later the problem shows up again.  what should i do?

A:multiple dllhost.exe *32 disease

Hello bubba, I moved this to the Am I Infected forum.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/... Read more

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HI,
 
I have a progressively slower & slower laptop. I'm running Windows 7 and IE 64bit. I checked the task manager the other days and found over 12 process each of the programs noted above and when I try to delete them, they just come back and seem to multiiple.
 
I've run AVG and another rootkit program I have and they found nothing.
 
Any suggestions?
Thank You
 
Bill
 

A:Multiple dllhost.exe *32 and IE *32 running

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Hi all
 
My pc is running win7 and shouldn't have trouble with it. Unfortunately it sometimes uses a lot of RAM memory but theres only 1 file causing it: dllhost.exe. I did some research and you should have the dllhost.exe file in 1 place, but i have it in 4 places. My question is: what do i do with the 3 copy's in the other maps? Do i delete them or move them to the \Windows\System32 file
 
P.S. don't think its an infection because i have this problem for a long time and i.t.m. i have runned anti malwarebytes on my computer but didnt detect a threat in 1 of those filles
 
thnks

A:multiple dllhost.exe files

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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My computer is running multiple dllhost.exe*32 on the system, which is in turn using all the memory.  I have ran SpyBot Search and Destroy, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, and Emsisoft.  Kapersky did find a trojan (the first time) which it supposedly destroyed.  Then, I ran mawarebytes (nothing found), followed by Hitman (found 6 and eliminated those), and finally Emsisoft, which flagged the quarantine folder of Kapersky (did the fix).  Ran great for a day, except Malwarebytes kept saying potentially harmful website blocked (outgoing).  Then the problem returned.  Again ran through the above (with the same results).  Clearly this is not working because the problem is back.  Running on a non networked laptop and the problem happens regardless of internet connection (wifi, hardwired, or no connection). 
Not the most tech experienced person, but I will do my best.  Any help you can over will be appreciated as I have years of lesson plans that would be impossible to recreate if the laptop cannot be fixed.
 
*Edit* currently running an ESET Online Scanner scan

A:Multiple dllhost.exe*32 Trojan...help

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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As the title says. I can close them but they just pop up again after roughly 5 minutes. Seems to be opening weird programs I've never seen (in Process Viewer).
 
I made a post once before but a bunch of stuff happened and I wasn't able to follow through.
 
Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple Instances of dllhost.exe

Start with the scanning for Poweliks. If it is found and removed there will be more cleanup of other malware to do.
 
Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop. (let me know if poweliks was found and removed as shown in the last image)
1.  Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.
2.  Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree.
3.  The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.
 

 
4.  If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your PC.
 

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Multiple instances of dllhost.exe start up, draining a large portion of the active memory and eating a large amount of CPU time.  
 
I have also noticed, while having chrome open, quite a few instances of pabubjaoo.exe which was stated to be associated with chrome.  I am not currently able to reproduce this issue, which suggests the last malwarebytes scan I ran in safe mode eradicated it.
 
This is technically a company laptop, but as it is the owner's I have very little influence as to what is done with or put on it.  
 
I'm about at the end of my rope with this one, any assistance given would be appreciated.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by dogtreatbakery at 17:49:34 on 2014-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1643.790 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Multiple DLLHOST.EXE issue

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Getting hit by the multiple dllhost.exe and chrome.exe.
 
Trying to get fff5.ee.com, nemo-finder.me
 
C:\Windows/SysWOW64\dllhost.exe
 
IP addresses trying to get to:
95.215.1.57
88.214.193.211
193.169.244.216
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Rich at 14:47:07 on 2014-11-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7990.2993 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {F2F88E6A-3C7A-545F-268A-5D0BDD38EE06}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Trend Micro Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {49996F8E-1A40-5BD1-1C3A-6679A6BFA4BB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vcsFPService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Multiple DLLHOST.EXE and CHROME.EXE*32

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I have multiple DLL's com surrogates running in the background. I don't know how to remove it.
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.17116  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Admin at 10:40:34 on 2014-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3907.2104 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Business Edition *Disabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Business Edition *Disabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Imprivata\OneSign Agent\x64\SSOWOW64Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Imprivata\OneSign Agent\SSOManHost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\... Read more

A:Multiple dllhost.exe/Com Surrogate

Someone please help me.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

dont know when it happened but i noticed this weekend that my computer was slow. I opened task manager and found 20+ dllhost.exe running under processes.  When I turn of the wifi on my laptop, they start to disappear.  Any help appreciated
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.10.2
Run by BigDaddy at 17:17:12 on 2014-09-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2940.611 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ================
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c:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2014\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2014\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Coupons\CouponPrinterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDDriveService.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WDRulesEngine.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.ex... Read more

A:multiple dllhost.exe com surrogate

Hi there,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hello,
 
I also have the dllhost.exe problem. I noticed Norton blocked some attacks this morning and then I saw all those dllhost.exe in the task manager. I have done some research online but haven't downloaded any removal programs. We run Windows 7 64-bit. Any help would be highly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

A:Multiple dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will r... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

Hello, responsible web-browser here. Not sure how I got infected with this RAM-sucker.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

Hello,

I'm having multiple (about 40) dllhost.exe 32 processes being created and using 100% of my CPU.

What I've tried doing so far:
Ran Malwarebytes antimalware in normal and safe mode - Nothing detected
I've disconnected computer from the internet and stopped all dllhost.exe 32 processes.

I went to Windows Firewall and tried to block dllhost.exe from outbound connections, but it started again.

What should I try next?

Thanks in advance!

A:Multiple dllhost.exe 32 process are created

HI. I'm Rootk and I will be helping you with your problem.
 
Please do the following:
 
Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. Please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type. If you don't know which version matches your system, take a look at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/32-bit-or-64-bit-windows/
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

Hello, I have a computer that seems to be infected with Zero access. 
 
I have installed Malwarebytes, Hitmanpro, Combofix, TDSS Killer, Norton Power Eraser, AWCleaner, and Rougekiller all to no success.
When malwarebytes is installed and active it blocked multiple calls to outside IP Addresses without a browser open.
 
Here is my DDS Log file. 
 
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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 4/5/2013 7:15:11 PM
System Uptime: 7/10/2014 9:38:01 AM (4 hours ago)
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Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group |  | A960G+
Processor: AMD FX™-4100 Quad-Core Processor             | CPU 1 | 3600/200mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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A: is Removable
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 1863 GiB total, 1676.464 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
E: is FIXED (NTFS) - 228 GiB total, 100.873 GiB free.
F: is Removable
G: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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Class GUID: {4d36e971-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Description: Officejet Pro L7600
Device ID: ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\0000
Manufacturer: HP
Name: Officejet Pro L7600
PNP Device ID: ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\0000
Service: 
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP93: 7/8/2014 9:28:43 AM - Checkpoint by HitmanPro
RP94: 7/8/2014 9:31:43 AM - Checkpoint by HitmanPro
RP95: 7/8/2014 11:23:55 AM - Restore Op... Read more

A:Multiple DLLHOST.EXE processes/Zero Access?

Also I have preemptively ran FRST Scan
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-07-2014
Ran by Dennis (administrator) on DENNIS-PC on 10-07-2014 14:16:19
Running from C:\Users\Dennis\Downloads
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Normal
 
The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/ 
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/ 
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Endpoint\endpointintegration.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\ipoint.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center\itype.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\PrintIsolationHost.exe
(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Endpoint\endpointservice.exe
(LogMeIn, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x64\LogMeInSystray.exe
(Bitdefender) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Bitdefender\Endpoint Agent\epag.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWO... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52

I have something on my computer that runs multiple dllhost processes.  Not sure what to do. Attached files to speed process up.

A:Multiple dllhost process running

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.   Scan with Gmer rootkit scannerPlease download Gmer from here by clicking on the "Download EXE" Button.Double click on the randomly ... Read more

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