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#1 rinconchuck

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:07 AM

Hello,

 

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop running Win 7 Professional (64 bit).   I have picked up a dllhost.exe*32 problem that will open anywhere from 6 to 20 times, as shown in Task Manager.  It will run up my CPU usage until my laptop is unusable.  It also hogs memory.  I can stop each process using task manager, except for the first one which is usually shown as dllhost.exe  (without the *32), but they will usually come back after a short while.  I use Firefox as my default browser, with IE and Maxthon as secondary browsers.   I have no idea where to go with this, so short of doing a scape and reload, i am hoping you guys can help me.

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

 

Chuck B.

 

 



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:56 PM

Thank you for your prompt assistance.  I have a friend who suggested that I run the following programs in the following order;

 

TDSS Killer (TDFLS File System)

RKill

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hitman Pro

RogueKiller

EmisSoft Emergency Kit

AdwCleaner

 

Since running the software in the order suggested, I have not had nay dllhost.exe*32 show up for 24hrs.  So maybe (I hope!) I am okay.  So please close this thread, if it comes back, I will start over with you guys. 

 

And by the way, thanks for all the good you guys do.



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