How to remove the dllhost virus
Most antivirus programs identify dllhost.dll as malware, e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as ADW_PURITYSCA.Y, and Microsoft identifies it as Adware:Win32/Clickspring.C.
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Dllhost.dll file information
The process does not provide any identification of the producer.
Description: dllhost.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 81,920 bytes.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\AppInit_DLLs). Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dllhost.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dllhost.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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