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DLLhost.exe


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What is it?
DCOM DLL Host Process - dllhost.exe

What does it do?
dllhost.exe - DCOM DLL host process supports DLL-based COM objects and is used by many Windows programs. .NET Runtime and IIS are probably the two most common applications that use this process.

What's DCOM? "A wire protocol that enables software components to communicate directly over a network"

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Virus Precaution:
The original file from Microsoft gets placed in the C:WINDOWSSystem32dllhost.exe directory. if you find it anywhere else then you should be suspicious for sure.

You'll want to keep an eye on this google search for any known viruses. There's only one unique virus found through this search. All of the results are the various names of this single virus.

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DLLhost.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

Startup DB Entries:
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[WinMngn]"Added by the SIVION-A TROJAN! Note - this is not the legitimate dllhost.exe process which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in %System%\system" b

Service DB Entries:
Dynamic Library Host (DLLHOSTS) Added by an unidentified TROJAN! Note: of the Win32/Rbot Family. Note: Note: This worm rojan is loca
COM+ System Service (DLLHOST) Added by the Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.xd as identified by Kaspersky TROJAN! Note: This worm rojan is loc
Windows Host Services (DLLHOST32) Added by an unidentified TROJAN! of the Sdbot family. Note: This worm rojan is located in C:WindowsS
WINS Client (RpcPatch) Added by the W32.Welchia WORM! **Note - This service will be set to start automatically

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