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Strange behavior with DLLHOST.exe

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#1 bolo


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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:07 PM

I have concerns about my computers security.

I want to pay bills online however I noticed some strange activity in my task manager.

When I open up the task manager I click the button that says "show processes from all users"

When I do this, I get an expanded list of processes, however two, most notably stand out.

Two instances of Dllhost.exe

Both have the command line: C:\windows\system32\dllhost.exe /processID:{E10F6C3A-F1AE-4ADC-AA9D-2FE65525666E}

Here's the strange part. They disappear from the task manager shortly after it's expanded to show processes from all users.

That didn't sit right with me.

I've read that if dllhost.exe is found only to be operating out of the system32 folder that it's likely not something malignant, however I'd like to be sure.

Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

Nothing spyware. I believe has something to do with DCOM
Check you Event Viewer for errors
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 07:31 AM

In order to be sure you'll have to perform a couple of independent anti-virus scans. This link has a list of them: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
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