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Dllhost.exe question

By gnrtool82
Nov 15, 2007
  1. When I'm using Internet Explorer, pages load fairly slowly and I'm not really sure why. When I look at my Task Manager, the program dllhost.exe is using about 50% of my resources. Any ideas why this is taking so many resources?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`d like to check for signs of malware.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. gnrtool82

    gnrtool82 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    here you are
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    However, that doesn`t necessarily mean your system is clean.

    Do a search of your system for Dllhost.exe and see where it`s running from.

    The legit version should run from the windows/system32 directory. If Dllhost.exe is found anywhere else, then it`s likely a virus.

    SEE HERE for info on why Dllhost.exe can use so much of your system resources.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. gnrtool82

    gnrtool82 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    it was found in two places:

    D:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-com-surrogate_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_41ed2cb9f696f0a2

    D:\Windows\System32

    Perhaps a problem?..

    After a little research, it doesn't appear that that is a problem. But how can I fix it from dominating my resources?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Because you`re running Vista, that may well be perfectly normal for that particular OS. In fact, I wouldn`t mind betting that it is normal.

    Edit: Has the article I linked to not helped? If not, then I don`t really have nay other suggestions.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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