How to Remove DLLHOST.DAT Virus | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove DLLHOST.DAT Virus. This DLLHOST.DAT Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

DLLHOST.DAT is a Trojan horse. In other words, an incredibly nasty infection. When it comes to the most dangerous cyber parasite, Trojans and ransomware pieces share the first place. And now you are infected with DLLHOST.DAT. Prepare for a lot of troubles. Trojans are a real plague. They infect each victim differently and no one could tell what they are going to do on your machine. In this article, we well go through the problems they usually bring along and you are not going to like it.

First of all, the pest enters in complete silence and then proceeds to wreck your machine. How? The options are many. For example, DLLHOST.DAT may mess with your system registry and damage/delete some very important files. As a result, you may not be able to run some of your programs. Also, these infections take a lot of CPU memory which slows down your machine.

Your computer may start crashing and lagging or give up completely if it is an older machine. Moreover, your browsing experience changes. The Trojan turns it into a nightmare. Every time you go online, you suffer interruptions. Redirects to shady pages, numerous ads that cover your entire screen, changes in your defaults settings which you cannot change back. Like your homepage and search engine which could be replaced, for instance. Surfing the Web becomes an impossible task. Impossible and dangerous as you are exposed to malware all the time.

Trojans also serve as a backdoor to other infections. Usually, to ransomware. Do you imagine being infected with a Trojan and a ransomware at the same time? This is a game which you will, without a doubt lose. Even if it is not ransomware, you still may find your machine brimming with all kinds of parasites one day. If this happens, guess what follows? The dreaded Blue Screen of Death. No machine can endure so many pests. It will give up eventually. But that’s not even the worst part. DLLHOST.DAT jeopardizes your privacy.

Consider your private life no longer private as long as the pest is on board. It spies on you. Everything you do is being monitored and collected. The Trojan has access to your personal details like IPs, email addresses, usernames, passwords, browser-related data. If you use your computer to make online purchases, it could even get to your personally identifiable and financial details. Then, everything the parasite has gathered gets sent straight to the hacker behind it.

What do you think of that? Do you think it is a good idea? Of course, not. Don’t let it happen. Delete the Trojan while it is not too late. It causes nothing but problems, headaches, and unpleasantness altogether. The best course of action you can take is deleting it for good. The more time it spends on board, the worse your situation gets. So, stop procrastinating. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and get rid of this virus. The sooner, the better.

Finally, how did it enter? We already said it did it in silence. But how? With the help of the old but golf tactics, of course. Yes, plural. The Trojans can use more than one method to sneak in. For example, it could travel via spam email messages and their malicious attachments. Or, it can hide behind third-party ads, corrupted pages, freeware bundles. It can also be disguised as a program update and while you think you are updating Java, you are actually inviting a pest in.

If you want to keep your PC safe, you have to pay more attention. Don’t underestimate crooks. They are clever and you have to be too. Don’t give into naively and negligence. Be vigilant and doubting. When it comes to infections, prevention is always the better option. It is also the easier option. A little extra attention could save you a ton of issues in the future. Don’t be careless. This is what hackers pray for. Prove them wrong and don’t be one of the many users who turn themselves into easy target all by their self.

DLLHOST.DAT Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove DLLHOST.DAT Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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