dllhost.exe do we need this file?


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Mário Ribeiros

Do you know what is the use of dllhost.exe file? I didn't have this process
on Windows Task Manager. If I do end process, it starts again each time I
click on link. Can I delete this file or it belongs to system?

Goodbye.
 
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Auric__

Mário Ribeiros said:
Do you know what is the use of dllhost.exe file? I didn't have this process
on Windows Task Manager. If I do end process, it starts again each time I
click on link. Can I delete this file or it belongs to system?
I recommend not deleting anything in the system32 or syswow64 directories,
*especially* if you don't know what they do.

http://www.google.com/#q=what+is+dllhost.exe
 
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Mário Ribeiros

"Auric__" escreveu na mensagem

Mário Ribeiros said:
Do you know what is the use of dllhost.exe file? I didn't have this
process
on Windows Task Manager. If I do end process, it starts again each time I
click on link. Can I delete this file or it belongs to system?
I recommend not deleting anything in the system32 or syswow64 directories,
*especially* if you don't know what they do.

http://www.google.com/#q=what+is+dllhost.exe
 
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VanguardLH

Mário Ribeiros said:
If it wasn't loaded then why are you asking about it? You sure you
configured Task Manager to show tasks from ALL users?

Something instigated you to ask about this file ... and that was what?
If I do end process, it starts again each time I click on link.
Oh, so it *is* showing up in Task Manager.

Whatever process is using this surrogate process is still running or
gets ran again and it still uses the surrogate to run something
untrusted or in parallel outside of its own process.
Can I delete this file or it belongs to system?
Never delete any file that you have no clue what it is for. This is a
system file.

That doesn't mean the dllhost.exe you are asking about is the one
included with Windows. A file can have any name. You never mentioned
WHERE is this file. You never mentioned updating your anti-virus
software and performing a full scan.
 
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Mário Ribeiros

"VanguardLH" escreveu na mensagem
Mário Ribeiros said:
Do you know what is the use of dllhost.exe file?
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I didn't have this process on Windows Task Manager.
If it wasn't loaded then why are you asking about it? You sure you
configured Task Manager to show tasks from ALL users?

- A few days ago I had no dllhost.exe, now I have. I think the only thing
I've installed lately was Skype.

Something instigated you to ask about this file ... and that was what?

- The computer was making noises.
If I do end process, it starts again each time I click on link.
Oh, so it *is* showing up in Task Manager.

- Yes
Can I delete this file or it belongs to system?
Never delete any file that you have no clue what it is for. This is a
system file.

- I've tryed to make changes but it's impossible.

That doesn't mean the dllhost.exe you are asking about is the one
included with Windows. A file can have any name. You never mentioned
WHERE is this file. You never mentioned updating your anti-virus
software and performing a full scan.

- I saw file properties, it says Microsoft file so I will have to trust.
 
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FromTheRafters

"VanguardLH" escreveu na mensagem


If it wasn't loaded then why are you asking about it? You sure you
configured Task Manager to show tasks from ALL users?

- A few days ago I had no dllhost.exe, now I have. I think the only thing
I've installed lately was Skype.

Something instigated you to ask about this file ... and that was what?

- The computer was making noises.


Oh, so it *is* showing up in Task Manager.

- Yes


Never delete any file that you have no clue what it is for. This is a
system file.

- I've tryed to make changes but it's impossible.

That doesn't mean the dllhost.exe you are asking about is the one
included with Windows. A file can have any name. You never mentioned
WHERE is this file. You never mentioned updating your anti-virus
software and performing a full scan.

- I saw file properties, it says Microsoft file so I will have to trust.
I'll bet that the inability to get rid of the file made you even more
suspicious of it. Most if not all 'trusted installer' files will be
under the purview of system file protection.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193
 
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FromTheRafters

I'll bet that the inability to get rid of the file made you even more
suspicious of it. Most if not all 'trusted installer' files will be
under the purview of system file protection.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193
Oh, I see that they're calling it Windows Resource Protection now and
it 'protects' registry and some other objects now. Anyway, it looks
like it saved the OP from himself - as it was designed to do.
 
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Mário Ribeiros

"FromTheRafters" escreveu na mensagem

"VanguardLH" escreveu na mensagem


If it wasn't loaded then why are you asking about it? You sure you
configured Task Manager to show tasks from ALL users?

- A few days ago I had no dllhost.exe, now I have. I think the only thing
I've installed lately was Skype.

Something instigated you to ask about this file ... and that was what?

- The computer was making noises.


Oh, so it *is* showing up in Task Manager.

- Yes


Never delete any file that you have no clue what it is for. This is a
system file.

- I've tryed to make changes but it's impossible.

That doesn't mean the dllhost.exe you are asking about is the one
included with Windows. A file can have any name. You never mentioned
WHERE is this file. You never mentioned updating your anti-virus
software and performing a full scan.

- I saw file properties, it says Microsoft file so I will have to trust.
I'll bet that the inability to get rid of the file made you even more
suspicious of it. Most if not all 'trusted installer' files will be
under the purview of system file protection.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222193

- I got a little confusion from explanation but if it works for normal user,
I don't need to be a master of computers.
 

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