DLLHOST Surrogate virus? RRS feed

  • Question

  • The other day, my machine started to take off.  After some reviewing, I noticed that the system was spinning off the dllhost surrogate was spinning up processes, eating large amounts of memory and bringing my system to it's knees. I also noticed that my security level was diminished where I can no longer download anything without a dialogue box popping up telling me I don't have the proper security level.

    I've run MS Essentials but it is not detecting anything.

    The only thing I can do is continuously delete the dllhost processes that spin up.  About 13 or so. 

    I can't find any malware/virus, but I need to fix this.


    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:12 AM


  • Have a look : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/why-does-dllhostexe-com-surrogate-consumes-memory/bd7e42bb-802d-4eb9-95b2-2bb6b566996d

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    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:41 PM
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:49 AM