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Dcom32 processes running wild and powershell failure

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#1 Tschumacher


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:44 PM

I have been reading several solutions that where written for the people that have runaway dllhost.exe *32 COM processes, as well as, powershell failure.  I tried to read through them all and run the programs {blindly}, but I still have the same problems.  I have a run down of the CPU to 100% with dllhost.exe *32 processes numbering all the way to 15 at a time.  I have powershell failure, shutting down errors every 30 minutes honestly.  I cannot get to half of the normal web sites that I usually read.  I have to do anything as administrator just to get the box to run long enough.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - I have run this many times

ESET Trial - I ran it for two days and it found and deleted 1300 issues

RogueKiller - several times

Adwcleaner - several times

JRT - several times

ComboFix - several times

MalwareToolBox - several times


I have ran the above in safe mode, regular mode, as administrator, etc.


The box runs a bit better when done as administrator, but it is nothing like it was running 3 days ago {for two years}.  The powershell, dllhost.exe *32 processes, and lack of getting to normal web sites, well, I need some help please.  I can follow directions and do things in a timely manner.  If someone would like to analyze my computer and give me instructions on how to clean it I would appreciate it.


Thanks, Todd

Edited by Tschumacher, 05 November 2014 - 04:51 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:13 AM

I followed the instructions of this post: 

Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help
Started by Grinler, Nov 10 2005 12:52 PM
Thus, I am closing this post, as the problem is now listed in the security forum.  Thanks, Todd

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 11:42 AM

Reference:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/554813/dllhostexe-32-powershell-failure-access-to-web-sites-fail/ .


Now that you have properly posted a malware log topic, 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.

It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.


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