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By Arothgar
Sep 10, 2010
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  1. Ok ive had this problem for a while where i open my documents and a error message comes up saying "DllHost.exe has stopped working". Ive done the method of putting the DllHost.exe in the DEP but it still pops up. Im running on Vista.
    Plz dont ask me to post a HJT klog i cant even rename or run it cause of the DllHost.exe.
    Would really appreciate the help. cheers in advance
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    Hi Arothgar:wave:
    If you are posting from the malfunctioning machine, it seems you are not terribly disrupted.
    Please let us know more about your situation...
    Hardware details, and running software (including security {firewall, av, etc}, and anything set to run at the startup).
    Have you had any BSOD events? If so, you could visit this forum,
    When you do, read the two stickies at the top.
    After following those directions post in the same forum per the instructions.

    Unless you have malware on board, DllHost.exe is an essential process for Windows.
    If you put it in DEP it will prevent windows from functioning properly.
    The question is, why has DllHost.exe "stopped working".
    Being unable to rename or run HJT could possibly be a sign of malware.
    I would recommend that you visit our forum here...
    and pay close attention to the four stickies at the top.
    You should read all of them, before beginning the 8-step Preliminary Removal Instructions.
    When you have done the 8-steps, make your post in that forum...
    Bobbye or Broni (or ???) will get to you as quickly as they can.
    Once we have determined you have a clean system, and if BSOD does not apply are are resolved, if you still have problems, then repost here.

    That is how I suggest you approach the problem.
    I hope this helps.

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