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#1 elmores99


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 02:00 AM

Hey guys/gals,
Vista Home Premium 2007.
Computer running very slowly.
Task manager showing ten or more dllhost.exe processes using COM surrogate.
Ran Malwarebytes free and quarantined over 600 objects.
Also received notification during scan that Norton applied fixes and recommended restart.
Shut computer off after scan was complete and fixes were applied.
Turned computer on next day, microsoft updates were automatically installed upon start up, computer started running slow after about an hour.
Task manger shows ten or more Aqwgovjvcp.exe using Google Chrome.
Running three Dllhost.exe processes.
Thank you 
John E.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 November 2014 - 10:59 AM.
moved from Vista to explore the possibility of malware

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#2 xAnti_HerOx


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 04:07 AM

Dllhost.exe is needed for the computer, and will sometimes show up a few times.



However, there is a infection going around where the DLLhost.exe will be infected. And the Dllhost.exe will show up multiple times in the running processes and max your computer essentially.


Does your PC's Processes and/or memory look like they are running at 100% all the time? 





If so then I would recommend downloading and using  : 




Download PoweLiks Cleaner HERE and save it to your Desktop.

1. Double-click on ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.


2. Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree. 3. The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.



4. If Poweliks was detected “Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system” will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your PC. 




You can go ahead and Reboot the PC and see if this helps resolve it. 

Edited by xAnti_HerOx, 14 November 2014 - 04:08 AM.



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#3 elmores99

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 02:08 PM

Thank you for the response.
I downloaded the eset poweliks cleaner and ran scan.
Got the poweliks detected message.
Hit y and restarted computer.
Still have between ten and twenty Aqwgovjvcp.exe description google chrome running in processes.
I don't have any browsers open at that time.
No more dllhost.exe running.

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