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I appear to have the dllhost.exe issue like pretty much everyone else.  I have not had any issues with hardrive use yet (The CPU usage has gone up to almost 100% a couple of times but almost immedeatly went back down to less than 20 on its own).  MBAM and McAfee scans are coming back clean, but both are also blocking repeated outgoing connections from the SysWOW64/dllhost.exe file.


Also, I don't know if it's connected, but around 10 minutes before the first alert about a malicous connection being blocked, I recieved a notification that some processes of SysWOW64/rundll32.exe were being blocked by Windows Defender and needed my permission to run.


FSRT scan has been run, and logs are attached



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Welcome to the forum.

Please make sure you have created a new system restore point before you continue.

Please download and run ComboFix.

The most important things to remember when running it is to disable all your malware programs and run Combofix from your desktop.

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/dl/12/ <---ComboFix direct download

Please make sure you click download buttons that look similar to this, not "sponsored ad links":


Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Information on disabling your malware programs can be found Here.

Make sure you run ComboFix from your desktop.

Give it at least 30-45 minutes to finish if needed.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.



If you get the message Illegal operation attempted on registry key that has been marked for deletion after you run ComboFix....please reboot the computer, this should resolve the problem. You may have to do this several times if needed.


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Looks like we got the Poweliks infection.

Should be running better now.


Clean out temp files:

Download TFC from here and save it to your desktop.



Close any open programs and Internet browsers.

Double click TFC.exe to run it on XP (for Vista and Windows 7 right click and choose "Run as administrator") and once it opens click on the Start button on the lower left of the program to allow it to begin cleaning.

Please be patient as clearing out temp files may take a while.

Once it completes you may be prompted to restart your computer, please do so.

Once it's finished you may delete TFC.exe from your desktop or save it for later use for the cleaning of temporary files.


Update and run a Threat scan with Malwarebytes


Please re-scan with FRST and Make sure the Addition Box is checked.

Post or attach the 2 logs FRST(64).txt and Addition.txt


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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware (Disabled - Up to date) {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}

AS: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware (Disabled - Up to date) {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}

AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

FW: McAfee Firewall (Disabled) {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}


Please make sure you only have one anti-virus and one firewall running on the system.

Having two anti-virus programs running on a system only causes poor performance, conflicts and spotty protection.

How to Disable Defender

Dangers of running 2 anti-virus programs


Download the attached fixlist.txt to the same folder as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe.

Run FRST.exe/FRST64.exe and click Fix only once and wait

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) in the folder, please post it to your reply.


Please download AdwCleaner from HERE or HERE to your desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.

    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator

  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • When it's done you'll see: Pending: Please uncheck elements you don't want removed.
  • Now click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • Look over the log especially under Files/Folders for any program you want to save.
  • If there's a program you may want to save, just uncheck it from AdwCleaner.
  • If you're not sure, post the log for review. (all items found are either adware/spyware/foistware)
  • If you're ready to clean it all up.....click the Clean button.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[s0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
  • Items that are deleted are moved to the Quarantine Folder: C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine
  • To restore an item that has been deleted:
  • Go to Tools > Quarantine Manager > check what you want restored > now click on Restore.


thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.


Please Update and run a Threat Scan (Malwarebytes)

Click on settings > Detection and Protection > Non-Malware Protection > PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) detections > Make sure it's set to Treat detections as malware

Same for PUM (Potentially Unwanted Modifications)

Quarantine All that's found


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# AdwCleaner v3.311 - Report created 02/11/2014 at 14:14:45

# Updated 30/09/2014 by Xplode

# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)

# Username : Ari - BABYBEHEMOTH

# Running from : C:\Users\Ari\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe

# Option : Clean


***** [ Services ] *****



***** [ Files / Folders ] *****


Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Conduit

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Conduit

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\SearchProtect

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\entrusted11

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\Local\Conduit

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\Local\NativeMessaging

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\Local\PackageAware

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\LocalLow\entrusted11

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\Roaming\iWin

[x] Not Deleted : C:\Users\Ari\Documents\Tutorials

Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Public\Documents\iWin


***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****



***** [ Shortcuts ] *****



***** [ Registry ] *****


Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protector_dll.protectorbho.1

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3299568

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{065C1A21-97F8-45FB-A9F0-861B60FACEC8}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3204358F-5904-46A6-841F-D6B5BE3EF4E3}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3AE67737-0E3E-44AA-AA5E-46A68BF017FF}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3EE5B726-044A-48D2-AA7B-049BD9A0F62A}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{60FBBE03-57FF-49D8-B38E-053D3F489825}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6A5182F1-C0B8-42B8-96CC-7F329CD46913}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6C153418-8E4D-4FAF-AF27-5201E38463A7}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A26A2F05-AC4D-4A1E-9531-9125F7309B78}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CC5D6240-7DF0-435D-9B9B-F8586A99DE86}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F343045E-E20A-46E1-82D8-9962C43EFC9E}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FBB360DC-CB6C-4D6A-808A-2C773151BFFF}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFD7DDAC-EC28-42A5-8D39-917B9078604B}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DA282E8F-1D48-4A7B-A8BC-86A292F7B8A9}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{DA282E8F-1D48-4A7B-A8BC-86A292F7B8A9}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{002B7F4B-11CD-47DF-8EE8-16142FB6C4B5}

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8B4A6D48-9766-4089-9BE6-7B155F00F6DA}

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Toolbar

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\BackgroundContainer

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\ConduitSearchScopes

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SmartBar

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\entrusted11

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Conduit

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\SearchProtect

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\entrusted11


***** [ Browsers ] *****


-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17344



-\\ Google Chrome v33.0.1750.117


[ File : C:\Users\Ari\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]


Deleted [Extension] : pcajpdcjfekhfnapaiphaecoajeollnc




AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [3663 octets] - [02/11/2014 14:10:13]

AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [3630 octets] - [02/11/2014 14:14:45]


########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [3690 octets] ##########




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Did you run Malware bytes???

How is it?????

If there's no other problems........

Lets check your computers security before you go and we have a little cleanup to do also:

Download Security Check by screen317 from HERE or HERE.

  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • If you get Unsupported operating system. Aborting now, just reboot and try again.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
  • Please Post the contents of that document.
  • Do Not Attach It!!!
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MBAM scans have been coming back clean, no more connection attempts from dllhost,exe


 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.89  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware   
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update. 
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 Java 7 Update 71  
 Java 6 Update 33  
 Java version out of Date! 
 Adobe Flash Player  
 Adobe Reader 9  
 Adobe Reader XI  
 Google Chrome 32.0.1700.107  
 Google Chrome 33.0.1750.117  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 5% 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 
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Out dated programs on the system are vulnerable to malware.
Please update or uninstall them:


Please uninstall these and any other Java listed in your Programs and Features:
Java 7 Update 71
Java™ 6 Update 33

Java version out of Date! <-------Download and install the latest version (Java™ 8 Update 25) from Here. Uncheck the box to install the Ask toolbar!!!, McAfee Security Scan Plus or any other free "stuff".


A little clean up to do....

Please Uninstall ComboFix: (------->if you used it<-------)

Press the Windows logo key + R to bring up the "run box"

Copy and paste next command in the field:

ComboFix /uninstall

Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /


Then hit enter. (it may look like CF is re-installing but it's not)
This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and clears System Restore cache and create new Restore point

(If that doesn't work.....you can simply rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe and double click it to complete the uninstall or download and run the uninstaller)


bwebb7v.jpgDownload Delfix from here and save it to your desktop. (you may already have this)

  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.
  • Click the Run button.
  • Reboot

Any other programs or logs that are still remaining, you can manually delete. (right click.....Delete)
IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST folder, FRST-OlderVersion folder, MBAR folder, etc....AdwCleaner > just run the program and click uninstall.

If you used FRST and can't delete the quarantine folder:
Download the fixlist.txt to the same folder as FRST.exe.
Run FRST.exe and click Fix only once and wait
That will delete the quarantine folder created by FRST.
The rest you can manually delete.


Any questions...please post back.

If you think I've helped you, please leave a comment > click on my avatar picture > click Profile Feed.

Take a look at My Preventive Maintenance to avoid being infected again.

Good Luck and Thanks for using the forum, MrC

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  • 2 weeks later...
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Glad we could help. :)

If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.

Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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