How to remove the dllhost32 virus

Most antivirus programs identify dllhost32.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_WORTHSEAR.A.

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Dllhost32.exe file information

The file itself provides very little indication as to its creator. However, here are some useful tips about dllhost32.exe.

Description: Dllhost32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file dllhost32.exe is located in C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The dllhost32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. dllhost32.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If dllhost32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 106,698 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Dllhost32.exe is able to manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the dllhost32.exe 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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Summary: Average user rating of dllhost32.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think dllhost32.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving dllhost32 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active dllhost32 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the dllhost32.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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