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Old 04-29-2004, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is it? Zone Alarm tells me that it is a malicious program (http://pralerts.zonelabs.com/pranaly...1&tab=overview) but I read here (http://www.liutilities.com/products/...brary/dllhost/) that it is not. What should I do with it?
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dllhost - dllhost.exe - Process Information
Process File: dllhost or dllhost.exe
Process Name: DCOM DLL Host Process
Description: DCOM DLL host process that supports DLL-based COM objects and is used by many Windows programs.
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry didn't read that you had that information

Run an online antivirus check from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites....

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

or

http://www.pchell.com/virus/welchia.shtml
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OK I just figured it out. C:\Windows\System32\DLLHOST.exe is a Windows process. C:\Windows\System32\WINS\DLLHOST.exe is the bad one. Luckily I have correct one.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Get rid of it!

http://www.pchell.com/virus/welchia.shtml

Norton removal tool

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
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he already said he had the legit one
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