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COM Surrogate

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dllhost.exe. What is it?

The dllhost.exe is a COM Surrogate.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Dllhost.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Dllhost.exe is usually located in the %SYSTEM% sub-folder and its usual size is 5,120 bytes.

Important: malware can mask itself as dllhost.exe.


The dllhost.exe process is safe and disabling it can be dangerous, because programs on your computer need it to work correctly. Some other processes use the same file name.

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General Information

Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: COM SurrogatePart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder in %SYSTEM%
subfolder in %WINDOWS%
Keywords(s): system, hidden, monitorFilesize(s): 5,120 bytes, 7,168 bytes, 5,632 bytes, 70,144 bytes, 417,792 bytes, 4,608 bytes, 438,272 bytes, 71,680 bytes, 9,216 bytes

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