Have an issue with a laptop my sister brought me. It had some weird issues like not being able to go on the internet and being very slow - with Excel taking minutes to open. After launching taskmanager, I saw around 25-30 DLLHOST.EXE with varying memory usage - but enough to get to 99-100%.
I could kill them 1x1, but they would launch up again. I then was at least able to open a command prompt and run taskkill /im /f dllhost.exe and it would kill them all and return it to normal usage.
I'm able to run malwarebytes and it detected a couple trojans and quarantined them. That restored internet access back so I can finally post this - however the DLLHOST thing has got me stumped as it keeps coming back and launches multiple copies that end up eating up all the memory left.
I didn't want to get into too much more scans without posting here.
Okay, dds logs up.
Edited by gunner007, 20 June 2014 - 02:45 PM.