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Norton let the files through and now I have the dllhost files hogging my computer bandwidth.


Per instructions, I tried to download the Farbar scan (and in safe mode) but got a generic security block preventing download.


help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.



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Hello nwvandal, welcome to Malwarebytes' Malware Removal forum!

My username is LiquidTension, but you can call me Adam. I will be assisting you with your malware-related problems.
If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer that. xsmile.png.pagespeed.ic.CwSpBGGvqN.png

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Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.
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Please read through the points below to ensure this process moves as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Please read through my instructions thoroughly, and ensure you carry out each step in the order specified.
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Try the following. Let me know if you can download and run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST). 

  • Press the Windows Key xpdKOQKY.png.pagespeed.ic.tmAgS1-k6q.png + r on your keyboard at the same time. Type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.
  • Click Security
  • Click Custom level....
  • Scroll down to Downloads.
  • Under File download, place a checkmark next to Enable.
  • Click OK.
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Due to the nature of one of the infections present on your machine, I must ensure you are aware of the following. Please read the warning below, let me know what you think and how you wish to proceed. 


One or more of the identified infections is known to use a backdoor, that allows attackers to remotely control your computer, download/execute files and steal critical system, financial and personal information.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data, using a non-infected computer/device you should immediately change all account information (including those used for banking, Email, eBay, Paypal, online forums, etc).

Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach immediately. Please read the following article for more information: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

Whilst the identified infection(s) can be removed, there is no way to guarantee the trustworthiness of your computer unless you reformat your Hard Drive and reinstall your Operating System. This is due to the nature of the infection, which allows the attacker remote control over the machine. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of malware, the best course of action is to reformat/reinstall. Please read the following articles for more information.

You now have the choice between cleaning the infection(s) present or reformatting your computer. Ultimately, this decision is personal, and down to you and what you're most comfortable with. Please let me know how you wish to proceed, and if you have any questions.
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Hi Webb, 


Use the following guidelines below on safely backing up your data.


You have a recovery partition on your machine, and may be able to restore to a factory image. What is the make and model of your machine?


LRQ3fDK.png.pagespeed.ce.hTS_jnvNgO.png Backup Data

The safest practice is not to backup any executable (.exe), screensavers (.scr), dynamic link library (.dll), autorun (.ini) or script (.php,.asp.htm.html.xml) files because they may be infected by malware. You should also avoid backing up compressed (.zip.cab.rar) files that have executables inside as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may disguise itself by hiding a file extension or by adding double file extensions and/or space(s) in the file's name to hide the real extension, so be sure you look closely at the full file name.

  • Backing up documents, image, music and video is fine.
  • Specially crafted Word/Excel/PDF can be used for malicious intent, so I recommend only backing up documents that you created, or you know to come from a trusted source. 
  • To repeat, do not backup up files with the following extensions:
.exe, .scr, .bat, .com, .cmd, .msi, .pif, .ini, .htm, .html, .hta, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab
  • Once you have decided which files you wish to backup, copy the files over to the USB drive. 
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