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Windows keeps freezing, weird error messages, & more

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#1 AgentFreckles


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

Let me first start by saying that I have run hitman pro, spybot S&D, malwarebytes, windows security essentials, tdsskiller and a few registry cleaners. I detected some things and removed them then re-ran everything again. Every single one of the programs I listed came back the 2nd time as "no issues detected." I think my issues started happening when I wanted to run an old win 95 game and downloaded wings32.dll and put it in my system32. Bad idea apparently. So, I deleted it the other day, but the problems are still happening. :(


At times my PC is completely and totally unusable and at other times it works perfectly fine. I've been trying to narrow down the problem but I can't help but think that it might be a corrupted hard drive. Maybe you guys can help.


So, my PC ran fine for 1 day after I freed it of the viruses/malware and then the same problem happened again. Windows kept freezing and I noticed that several instances of conhost.exe, csrss.exe and dllhost.exe were running, and dllhost.exe in particular kept duplicating and re-duplicating, to the point where like 10 of them are running at one time.


Error messages have included the one saying windows installer is missing (it randomly got disabled even though I didn't disable it), some error about how task manager can't start and then it brought me to a completely black screen for about 5 minutes then back to my desktop, and some other weird errors I've never seen before (I'll tell you guys about them if I see them again.)


I am thinking it has something to do with the dll I put on my PC. I know it isn't meant for windows 7. Either that or a corrupted hard drive. Another thing I wanted to note is that my current window that I'm working in keeps randomly de-selecting, and I think that it only does it when a new instance of COM Surrogate (dllhost.exe) comes up. I have also noticed that at a certain point my PC seems to get to memory overload capacity and freeze, probably from too many instances of the 3 things (conhost.exe, csrss.exe and dllhost.exe). Do you guys have any suggestions?

Edited by AgentFreckles, 19 October 2014 - 01:47 PM.

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