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dllhost.exe virus or bug?

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#1 jrielsband


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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:18 AM

Please help.


I'm having an issue similar to others where dllhost.exe is running multiple times and using memory.  Simultaneuos to this event the Internet Explorer security settings get changed to custom settings.   I reset the security settings back to default and use task manager to end the multiple processes and the system returns to normal.  I've discovered that if you pick the right duplicate process and end it first all others end simultaneously.   I've run McAfee, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, no issues.  I unistalled IE 10 and KB2670838.  I uninstalled McAfee due to errors and ran Windows Security Essentials, no issues.  I unistalled Adobe products.  The cylcle just keeps repeating itself every few minutes (mult processes and changed security settings).  I wish McAfee and Microsoft would band together to figure this out.  I'm scheduled for a reinstall today but would prefer to avoid that.  Attached File  Capture2.JPG   76KB   0 downloads


Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks.


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Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2014 - 06:01 PM.
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#2 xAnti_HerOx


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 06:01 AM

Go ahead and try Running the PoweLiks Cleaner and see if that can aid this situation. 


First, before performing any Scans or Tools....... DISABLE any Anti Viruses that you have Running This will Help Prevent any Blocking or Conflicts.


Download PoweLiks Cleaner HERE and save it to your Desktop.


1. Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.

2. Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree.

3. The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.


4. If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool

and reboot your PC.



Edited by xAnti_HerOx, 14 November 2014 - 06:02 AM.



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