COM Surrogate

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.


Dllhost.exe creates new records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your system performance to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures. Free scan for PC issues (Special offer. See more information about Outbyte, uninstall instructions, EULA and Privacy Policy)


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


Malware risk: Scan your PC for viruses and Trojans
Some viruses infect computers while disguised in the form of legitimate files, like dllhost.exe. Run an antivirus scan to ensure your PC is clean and safe.
Registry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

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