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Slow computer dllhost.exe*32, taskhost.exe, dwm.exe, more

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#1 knuckrider


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 01:38 AM

Fairly old and not too computer savvy.  Was able to locate these problems and temporarily disable, but not stop processes.  Tried downloading an all in one fix it from Microsoft but my security (or something else) doesn't allow it.  I'm easily baffled by this sort of thing so thought I'd ask for some help.  Thanks.


Moderator Edit: Moved to a more Appropriate forum from the Windows 7 forum.


Edited by rotor123, 09 November 2014 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:04 AM

I'm not a professional in anyway, but have used the programs so many times and 95% of the time have done really well:


Please boot your computer into safemode before running the scans



1. TDSS Killer

2. JRT


4. Adwcleaner (I run this so far into the process because it always makes your computer restart once it removes something)

5. Malwarebytes

6. Full Virus Scan ( I generally use AVG Free )

Edited by rotor123, 09 November 2014 - 11:22 AM.

Using ubuntu and sharing how to as well as collecting how to scripts for common programs. Feel free to ask or share ^-^

#3 knuckrider

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:35 AM

I need to get more information and get back to you

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 04:16 PM

I would recommend having a look at your Resource Monitor . 


Press  (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) to Open the Task Manager

Then have a look at your Performance Tab

More Specifically the Process and Memory. Do they look like they are touching 100%? 


And despite what some people think of DLLHost.exe

It actually is a necessary Windows Function. It is normal to see it a few times in the task manager. 

However, if you see something more along the lines of : 





Then we might have to reconsider other methods to remedy this situation. 



"The human spirit must prevail over technology". -Albert Einstein 

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