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  1. Hello, Recently i've had my DLL = (Dllhost.exe *32 Surrogate) Behave Strangely, Though it was only one instance of DLL, It was eating up to 130,000KB (so i closed it). When looking at processes from all users in the taskmanager I can only spot 2 instances of DLL running one from "SERVICE" and the other from "LOCAL SERVICE" (Both running at around 500KB) Both file locations lead here "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe" Is this normal behavior or might this be a virus?? Ps: Pardon my english.
  2. Hi, a few times I reinstalled Windows 10 on my laptop. The reason; sudden high activity of the fan although no action by me on the laptop. Veryfying the Task Manager shows 4 times Com Surrogate. A few fresh installs ago ESET found a Rogue virus and deleted it. Unfortunately this multiple Com Surrogate listing comes back after every new install of Windows 10. I ran Malwarebytes Premium which didn't find anything. Then I ran Frst64 that came up with the following files (see attachment) I can't read (understand) being a "non-nerd". Can anybody tell me if I still have a rootkit virus? Thank y
  3. Hi, since yesterday I have a freshly installed Win 10 on my laptop. Meanwhile the 5th attempt to get rid of a possible rootkit virus. Yesterday I didn't see any Com Surrogate in the task manager. Meanwhile I see it 3 times. Based on experience with former fresh installations I expect the number rising. I have Bitdefender Total Security running and I ran various anti virus rootkit progs. In the past ESET found a Rogue Virus. Meanwhile I'm getting pretty desperate and don't know what to do anymore. Can anyone help? I'd be happy beyond any limit. Thank you so much in advance.
  4. Hi there. So, whenever I open skype, I repeatedly get the whole shabang that is dllhost.exe *32" COM Surrogate. It happens all of the time no matter how much I try and deal with it. I've used anti-malware's malwarebyte, restarted my computer multiple times after scanning my entire computer system, and scanned my computer with McAfee. No matter what I do, when I open skype; the whole thing repeats itself. It's gotten to the point that I hardly want to open my skype and bother doing anything about it. Skype is the only thing it effects is what I've noticed, by the way, and I'd truly love it if s
  5. Hi everybody, I'm with a serious problem on my computer. I have contracted the COM Surrogate virus 2 months ago. I was using Windows 8 (and I still am) when I realized that I had it and Kaspersky Internet Security didn't recognize it, as well as any other anti virus I tried to run. I then erased the operating system with the original boot disks and started fresh from Vista, but it still was there. Then I wiped clean my hard drive, but to no avail. I need help. I have attached the FSRT logs and a Task manager picture, in Portuguese. Please help me! If you need any other information abou
  6. Greetings, Please, please help. Yesterday, I suddenly kept having to reclick the mouse to continue what I was doing: typing, scrolling, etc. I also noticed a brief wait icon next to the cursor at times. I opened task manager and noticed dllhost.exe is constantly stopping and restarting, stopping and restarting. Each time it does this, it re-sets the mouse state; it's also tying up system resources. I've scanned with Malwarebytes and it's finding no threats. I've not experiencing multiple instances of dllhost.exe like so many others, just the one instance constantly restarting and resett
  7. Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 10-11-2014 Ran by Ryan (administrator) on RYAN-PC on 12-11-2014 16:21:33 Running from C:\Users\Ryan\Downloads Loaded Profile: Ryan (Available profiles: Ryan) Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States) Internet Explorer Version 11 Boot Mode: Normal Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo...very-scan-tool/ ==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ================= (If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be mov
  8. Hello. Came on forum on October 28th with same issue. dllhost.exe running about 20 instances and eating up memory. Problem seemed fixed on October 28th through this forum, but it must have been buried deep because it is back. Noticed problems with my screen saver, Avira antivirus doing weird things and my wireless adapter flashing crazily. Checked Task Manager and sure enough, the dllhost.exe COM surrogate is replicating and bogging down my computer. I hope that's all it's doing..... Anyway, I ran the FARBAR utility and am attaching the FRST and ADDITION results to see if maybe someone c
  9. Same issue like many users. Windows 7, 64 bit. Norton is active. Need to start from scratch. Have tried handful antivirus s/w. But none seems to be helpful. Please help me.
  10. I'm having the same problem as so many others with com surrogate using memory. I've done all I know to do for this but still no luck. Please help. Below are the results of the frst and addition files. I also installed the latest version of malwarebytes, set the settings as mentioned in other posts and ran. It found two problems in the registry so I added those to the fix list, ran the fix and then ran the program again. It doesn't find anything now. Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 26-10-2014 Ran by Jack (administrator) on JACK-PC on 26-10-2014 22:38:35 Runn
  11. Help! My memory is getting max'd out by this virus. Can anyone walk me through how to get rid of this? I ran a scan with Norton 360and it said that it had removed the Trojan and to reboot, however when I reboot the Trojan and the Com Surrogate process returns. Thx!
  12. So about a month ago, while surfing the web, my computer suddenly slowed down and Avast warned me with pop ups for about 6-7 times a minute. When I looked into my Task Manager, I found out that there were 10-12 COM Surrogate processes taking up nearly 95% of my CPU usage. I suspected that it was Malware, so I downloaded Malwarebyte and upgraded my Advanced Systemcare to Premium. However, occasionally, the computer still acts up. Some other issues that occurred, but not sure if related: -Missing thumbnails of pictures in Windows Explorer -Frequent "page flashes" (jumping to an unknown page-
  13. Hi, Thank you in advance for helping out. It looks like many other users on the front page are currently experiencing the same problem. So, about a week and a half ago, my laptop was running extraordinarily slow, and overheating. I noticed a bunch of dllhost.exe*32 processes running in the background, that just kept popping up everytime I shut down the process. A couple days later, my anti-virus software kept detecting and removing a trojan.dropper.gen infection that keeps coming up. I'm not sure whether these two are related. A quick search on google tells me that this malware might b
  14. I'm having the same issues posted over this past day or so as other members with complaints about dllhost.exe (COM Surrogate) running multiple instances, getting "High CPU Usage" warnings from Norton Antivirus, Malwarebytes popup blocking outgoing malicious website blocked (fff5ee.com), and then I eventually get a notice that Powershell has crashed. I've run Farbar as instructed (https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/9573-im-infected-what-do-i-do-now/) and below are the results (both attached - post was too long for copy/paste) Thanks so much!!! Lori Addition.txt FRST.txt
  15. I have a possible infection and would appreciate someone looking into this. My computer has very sluggish behavior and seems to take forever to do anything, even when nothing is running. I continually get error messages from Norton on high memory usage by Com Surrogates (Syswow 64) and I also have been getting notices from MalwareBytes on malicious websites being blocked (example attached.) I ran the Farbar recovery scan tool and found the following notation: ==================== Bamital & volsnap Check ================= (There is no automatic fix for files that do not pass verificati
  16. Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 10-11-2014 Ran by Ryan (administrator) on RYAN-PC on 12-11-2014 16:21:33 Running from C:\Users\Ryan\Downloads Loaded Profile: Ryan (Available profiles: Ryan) Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States) Internet Explorer Version 11 Boot Mode: Normal Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/ ==================== Processes (Whitelisted) ================= (If an entry is included in the fixl
  17. i have norton 360 and have run scans. i ran malawarebytes scan and anti rootkit scan. but i still have symptoms. slow computer and norton warnings about com surrogate, adclicker. please help, my computer rendered non functionally slow!
  18. I have been using Norton Security for Comcast and current version of Malwarebytes. Norton tells me it has blocked an attack by: System infected: Trojan.Powelik Activity. Same thing for Trojan.AdClicker Activity. I'm also notified that PowerShell has stopped working and High Memory usage by Com Surrogate. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. My system is working at a snails pace, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steven
  19. Hello all and thanks in advanced. I first noticed about two weeks ago with laptop overheating and multiple instances of dllhost.exe running. Started reading up on it and am now very concerned about a security hack. Attached are the logs from FRST which I assume from posts are needed to initially diagnose the problem. Thanks again for any help. FRST.txt Addition.txt
  20. Hi, There! I was struck by the dreaded CryptoWall ransomware. I first knew something was wrong when I noticed 20 to 30 instances of COM Surrogate (32 bit)/dllhost.exe popping up and running at once. A few days later, I found the 3 files left behind in each folder where files were encrypted. Thanks to MalwareByes Anti-Malware, I was able to remove Cryptowall. Since Windows Defender had let the virus through, I switched to Avast, along with purchasing the premium version of MWBAM. Now, I still notice both MWBAM and Avast popping up with prevention notifications, even while I'm not starti
  21. Hi I'm new to the site but in desperate need of help. Usually I can rid my pc of infections with free online software. However, this one seems to be quite nasty. I've done a lot of research on the problem and even seen people on this site having the same issue. In the task manager I have several instances of dllhoste.exe *32 running and eating up all the memory in my pc to the point of almost being completely unfunctional. I located the file in C:/ Windows/ SysWOW64 and tried to delete the .exe file but of course I was unable to because I did not have permission to perform the action despite m
  22. This PC became infected before MalwareBytes was installed. It was runnint ESET antivirus software. The original symptom is CPU being completely maxed with MANY instances of dllhost / COM Surrogate running. These only get generated when connected to a network. With WIFI disabled, the PC does not generate these. After installing MalwareBytes Premium, numerous files were detected and cleaned, but the problem persists. In addition, every 3-5 seconds, MalwareBytes detects and blocks a "malicious website". These sites vary, but I see a lot of "" and "fffsee.com". I ran FRST and
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