What is dllhost.exe?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Red Arrow, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Red Arrow

    Red Arrow Guest

    The other day I noticed that my computer was running slow and there was a lot of network traffic. There was something running in the background called dllhost.exe which was using up almost all of my CPU power. As soon as I closed it down all network traffic stopped.

    What is this program? It seems to start up on its owns all the time.
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

    NY, USA
    do you have the lastest windows updates and have you scanned your system for viruses?
  3. Idle

    Idle Guest

  4. Red Arrow

    Red Arrow Guest

    I don't have the latest updates due to the fact I live in the Uni halls. 512k connection between 50 rooms sucks, takes ages to download. I ran a virus scan but again the scanner has not been updated in ages due to the slow connection speed.

    Its does not really matter anymore. Just got a call from home, my Shuttle case has arrived. So I will be doing a re-install of XP at home where also I can update everything.

    Thanks anyway guys.
  5. CoasterCowboy

    CoasterCowboy NTFS Junkie

    Birmingham, UK
    If you have dllhost.exe and svchost.exe in your windows\system32\wins folder you probably have a virus. We have just finished removing the Nachi virus from the network which put these 2 files into the wins folder.
  6. Randy_Bell

    Randy_Bell Guest

  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    A suggestion before running the Welchia removal tool... clean out your internet cache (temporary internet files). Doing so will make the scan much quicker since it doesn't have to scan everything in that folder. :)

    Also, if you are going to end up doing a new installation anyway, be sure to download the critical updates from Windows Update as soon as you get online. Especially Q824146, because this protects you from Welchia and Blaster.
  8. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Another suggestion. Print directory listings showing the file and show them on your computer to someone else and have them sign the listing. Never know when you might want to be able to tell the RIAA that it wasn't your fault...

  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Hahaha... nice. :D