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#1 blattu


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:30 PM

good morning all  :)


ok heres the story....

first windows 7 home

amd 5500 tricore (I think that's the number)

4 gig ram

500g hd

onboard radion graphics


the problem...

many symptoms..

1 dllhost.exe is running 12-15 times in task manager .the longer this runs, the more memory is used. really slows down the system.

I can end process but it pops right back up


2 I get do you want to leave this page pop-up at random even when not online.


3 most programs just switch to desktop ,mostly games, but its done it 20-30 times writeing this post.


4  I cannot run sfc /scannow as it says resource protection wont allow


im using Microsoft security essentials,mbam,hitman pro. all scan clean


this is the 3-4 day and im lost


thank you for reading





Edited by hamluis, 05 October 2013 - 01:52 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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#2 MisterWeather


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:16 PM



I don't know if you've had an answer or found a solution, but I've seen other threads on-line similar to this one. My problems started when IE10 was automatically installed; I went back to IE9 and the issue disappeared. Then IE11 was installed and the memory eating dllhost com surrogate reappeared. Using Process Explorer I'd see a DLLHost launch a COM Surrogate process which would last a few seconds; close with another launch right away. This kept happening until the system ran out of RAM; I'd reboot and after 2 or 3 days the problem would begin again.


I looked around many boards and searched, never finding a satisfactory resolution. At the end of the day - for me - the issue was IE10 and IE11 does not play well with add-ons. I reset IE11 to it's base state, rebooted the computer and 10 days later no errant dllhost COM Surrogates eating memory.


Good luck.



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