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dllhost.exe - Microsoft DCOM DLL Host Process

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The following Potential Threat is posed by dllhost.exe:

  • It is possible for multiple legal instances of the dllhost.exe process to run simultaneously. This makes it more difficult to identify possible malware copies of this process.
  • If the dllhost.exe file is located in a directory other than C:\WINDOWS\System32\, this indicates a security risk in the form of a possible Trojan.

Information about the dllhost.exe process

The dllhost.exe process is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system and is responsible for administration of DLL-based applications. For this reason, it is used by many programs, especially those that are run via Microsoft .NET.

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