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DLLHost.exe - Multiple Com Surrogate


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#1 evantra

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

Hello,

 

Newbie here.  My computer is running extremely slow.  Task Manager shows multiple DLLHOST.EXE COM Surrogates running. 

 

I found Bleegingcomputer on several other forum sites suggesting the Combofix to correct the problem.  Further research looks like there is more involved that simply downloading it and it can get complicated. 

 

A forum topic posted yesterday by Dankeykang title 'DLLHost.exe - Multiple Processes eating up CPU' suggested using the Powerlik fix

 

How do I tell which fix is the most appropriate?

 

Thanks!

 



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#2 quietman7

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:38 PM

Yes...we recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem.


From what you describe, you may be infected with a Poweliks so start with this.

Please download ESETPoweliksCleaner and save it to your Desktop logo.png
  • Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.
  • Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.
  • The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.
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  • Copy and paste the contents of that log in your next reply.

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 02:01 AM

I was having the same problem. As soon I ran this it found them deleted them and the two dozen extra process started going away. Restarted my computer and they're still gone. So thank you. Hope this fixes OPs problem too.



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Posted 10 November 2014 - 01:11 PM

I also had exact same problem but ESETPowelik cleaner solved the problem. I came back to say

Thank you.

 

I appreciate for your help


Edited by ejej, 10 November 2014 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 04:53 PM

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