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dllhost.exe replicating and Powershell has stopped working virus!

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#1 Matt7620


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Posted 02 November 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hi Everyone,


We seem to be having this issue with our home pc.  It's a Windows 7 home premium pc.  As of the last few days, it's been running extremely slow with lots of 100% usage warnings from Norton.  I also get COM surrogate warnings, and a popup from internet explorer which says that Powershell has stopped working.  I also see that dllhost.exe is replicating many times when I check the process log.


Can you guys please assist me in correcting this issue?



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Posted 02 November 2014 - 02:25 PM

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Most likely you're infected with Poweliks malware.

It'll require elevated help.


Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

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