Help! Remove Dllhost.exe Com Surrogate Virus

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Remove Dllhost.exe Com Surrogate

What is Dllhost.exe Com Surrogate?

Are you aware of the different viruses that attack your computer?

One dangerous virus that can affect your device’s performance is dllhost.exe com surrogate. This virus can be disseminated through malicious websites, emails attachments, free software and cracked games. The dllhost.exe com surrogate furtively performs harmful activities on the background of your system that is not easily recognizable without a full scan with antivirus software. Unfortunately, like any pesky virus, the dllhost.exe com surrogate is not easy to permanently remove and makes use of the latest and most innovative rootkit technique. Although you may have already deleted the virus and restarted your machine, if not done properly the virus will return.

If left untouched the virus can affect your machine in a variety of ways. For example, this virus will hinder your plan of accessing trusted websites. This virus corrupts important documents on your computer and it also turns off the Windows firewall directly. Dllhost.exe com surrogate also has the capability of introducing new viruses like rogue antivirus software, worms and police ransom ware. To remove these dangerous viruses, you have to undertake viable measures. If you have recognized this virus on your device it is important to remove it quickly and safely before any further damage is done to your system.

Damage of Dllhost.exe

  • Slows down system performance.
  • Displays pop-ups
  • Hijack web browsers and links that cause redirect problems
  • Surges your CPU usage and physical memory
  • Reveals personal information to hackers
  • Corrupts windows registry

 How to Remove Dllhost.exe Com Surrogate

To ensure that you completely delete the virus, use the follow the steps below and save yourself some future headaches.

Stop the malicious processes – You have to open the window task manager through pressing then Ctrl + Alt + Del keys along with ‘Processes’ tab then stop the running dllhost.exe com surrogate.

Task Manager dlllhost.exe com surrogate

Task Manager dlllhost.exe com surrogate

You can stop it by ending the process. Right click and then select the ‘End Process’ or select and hit the ‘End Process’ button at the bottom of the window.

Next reboot your system into Safe Mode. Safe mode is a troubleshooting technique that limits your system to basic files and drivers that are necessary to operate.

To run in Safe Mode select the start button and click the ‘Shutdown’ button.

When you restart your computer press F8 to bring up the advanced options. Arrow down to the ‘Safe Mode’ option and hit enter.

Windows Safe Mode

Windows Safe Mode

You will then see a screen that shows the basic files and systems loading.

Loading Windows Systems

Loading Windows Systems

A welcome screen will then appear and you will login to your account.

Windows Welcome Screen

Windows Welcome Screen

After your system stars up you will need to protect your system operating files and show your system’s hidden files and folders.

Click the ‘Start’ button and select the ‘Control Panel’. After the Control Panel comes up, click ‘Appearance and Personalization’ and select ‘Folder Options’. Once you are in the Folder Options select the ‘View’ tab and then navigate down to the Advanced settings. Under the Advanced settings select ‘Show hidden files and folders and deselect ‘Hide protected operating system files’ and hit ‘OK’.

Show Hidden Files

Show Hidden Files

This dllhost.exe com surrogate virus has added registry keys that you will need to remove. You can open the Windows Registry editor through typing the REGEDIT into the RUN. Search and delete all the registry keys as well as the values that are related to Trojan.

If you want to learn more about how to add, modify, or delete registry keys check out the Microsoft support page here!

Start > type Regedit in search > select Regedit

In the Registry Editor, search for any registry entries related to the virus and remove them all.

You can search for specific keys by going to Edit > Find and typing in the specific registry key. Once you’ve found the file it will appear in the left sidebar. See an example of how to find and delete below.

Regedit Find Window

Regedit Find Window

Folder Bottom Left

File Found Regedit

File Found Regedit

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Right Click choose Delete

Delete Found File

Delete Found File

Confirm Deletion

Confirm Key Delete

Confirm Key Delete

 

Now that you have deleted the registry key you will need to restart your computer.

The dllhost.exe com surrogate can turn off your Windows Firewall. So after your computer has booted up again you will need to restore the firewall’s default settings.

Start > Control Panel

Choose Windows Firewall

Windows Control Panel

Restore Defaults

Windows Restore Defaults

Windows Restore Defaults

Select ‘Restore defaults’

Restore Default Settings

Restore Default Settings

Confirm Restore Defaults

Restore Defaults Confirmation

Restore Defaults Confirmation

After you’ve deleted the dllhost.exe com surrogate and restored your firewall’s default settings you can check to see if you were successful.

Right Click > Task Manager

Check for no multiple dllhost.exe com surrogate

Windows Task Manager

Windows Task Manager

 

You’ve Done It! You’ve successfully deleted the dllhost.exe com surrogate virus and hopefully restored your system’s performance for good!

 

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