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DLLHost.exe - COM SURROGATE - Malware

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#1 SDMenig


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:28 PM

OS: Windows 7 | CPU: Dell Inspiron - intel i5 | Date of Issue; within the last 7 days


Issue: My computer is infected with malware that presents itself as 'dllhost.exe'.  It's noted as a 'COM Surrogate' in task manager and there are some 2-3 dozen instances of it that are open.


I see others here have had the same issue and there are different fixes for each case.  Attached are my FRST and ADDITION files from an FRST run.




Any assistance would be incredibly appreciated. Thanks :).


Also, should I be performing any fixes you provide while I'm in Safe Mode?


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:46 PM


I see that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/546325/dllhostexe-com-surrogate-windows-7/ you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

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To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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