Hi. I need help to remove dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus. It is very tricky, because I also run my scanner to check and kill this threat, but it is in vain. This virus is still there and always pops up to disturb me, and I feel very frustrated. I search some info about this virus and know it needs to be removed manually, but I don’t know how to do, because I haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, and I am afraid I may lead to mistakes damaging the system.

Dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate Virus Description:

Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus is an aggressive Trojan horse. Once this Trojan horse is on computer, it will quickly activate and attack system severely. This Trojan can plant its executable files into many places in the operating system, and change windows registry setting, startup items, corrupt key system files and adding new codes on the operating system. Therefore, when you start up infected computer, it will quickly activate to run on computer. Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus can damage, re-edit or delete lots of system files or processes. For example, some files related to antivirus programs may be severely damaged, removed even replaced with this Trojan horse files. Therefore, some victims say they cannot run their antivirus program. In this case, the antivirus has been blocked by this virus. And the firewall of the antivirus will be gradually destroyed by this Trojan. You even cannot download new programs to the infected computer, because this will be prevented by this virus. When your computer is not protected by antivirus, it will be easily infected with other threats. In this case, computer may be infected with more threats, and operating system will be occupied by more processes. Viruses can perform many destructive activities in system like dropping junk files, creating more system loopholes and inserting malicious plug-in into system or web browser and so on. What you urgently need to do is to remove this Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus to block it to do more damages to computer.

When you get dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus, you may find that you cannot surf online quickly as usual. It will take a long time to load a new tab and sometimes cannot open but just crash down completely. That is because this virus’ processes or files take up more capacity of CPU and more programs to load, slower computer runs. This Trojan also behaves as a redirect to change your homepage or default search engine and redirect you to unknown websites with numbers of pop-up ads. It even can change your DNS and block you access the Internet. After dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus stands firmly in system, it starts to download malicious files to perfect its configuration or install other viruses on the infected computer system. Through copying or corrupting a legitimate Windows DLL files, the virus is able to act as a Windows service. Thus, in particular, you may face some pop-up errors saying .DLL file is missing. It adds malicious registry entries to Windows registry editor, disable task manager and sometimes you even cannot install any new programs. In a word, this Trojan horse conducts evil activities on your computer and put computer security in a dangerous situation.

Some Traits About Dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate Virus

Dllhost.exe virus
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive.

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can redirect you to pages you don’t want all the time no matter what you are doing.

-Take a long time to turn on or shut down your computer

-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.

-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

Warm prompt: It’s complicated for people who are not computer savvy or not familiar with the virus to remove the Trojan. You can contact YooCare/YooSecurity PC professional online service for help:

Removal Guide For PCs With Windows OS

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

>>>>>> Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys simultaneously to get the Task Manager to stop the active processes of Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus. To do this, you will need to click the “Processes” tag at the top then find out suspicious processes and right click on them and select “End Process”.



>>>>>> Click “Start” menu at the lower left corner and type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key. Then you will open the “Registry Editor”.



>>>>>> You will need to find out the suspicious registry files in the Registry Editor, They are usually located in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. You need to distinguish them from their “Name” and “Data” at the right column. All of them will be randomly distributed. If you are not good at this, ask for an expert for help.

registry editor

>>>>>> After you find out the suspicious registry files, you need to find out where the .exe files of the virus locate. Usually, they will be in the operating system drive. To open it, you will need to click Start menu > Computer & My computer. Generally speaking, the Operating System drive is Local Disk (C:).


>>>>>> Basically speaking, all the related files of Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus will be located in Windows > System32. Find out all the files of the Trojan virus and delete them. Make sure that all the files you deleted are viruses, but not the files of the operating system. Any mistakes will cause data loss even system crash.


Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Windows Registry:


Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus will severely attack your computer once it gets on your PC. It corrupts your system files, weakens the security level of the infected computer and modifies all your key registry settings as well as disables your firewall because of its root-kit. The CPU usage percentage will become higher than before, which will cause constant blue or black screen death and system freeze. It helps cyber criminals remotely control the infected PC. So hackers can do anything on your PC and get any information from your computer or by tracking your online history. And users’ personal information like credit card, bank account details, log-in passwords or other financial information could be leaked out. Victims of this virus will suffer from financial loss. This Trojan must be removed as fast as possible to avoid further damages if you detect this nasty thing on your computer.

Warm prompt: If you are not computer savvy and have no clue to remove Dllhost.exe *32 COM surrogate virus. Please contact YooSecurity PC professionals for tech support.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on May 27, 2015 5:28 am

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