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How to get rid of dllhost.exe virus

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I have a computer that looks like it has a virus called the dllhost.exe virus..
The dll keeps coming up in process and before you know it there are a lot of them and they use up the system resources.
I have tried malware, security essentials, and the Microsoft malicious software removal tool but none of them find it or remove it.
Any ideas on how to get rid of this?
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Have you run a rogue process remover like roguekiller or chameleon?  Run one of these then run MBAM and see what happens.  The other tool I like is spyDLLRemover.
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As I said I did run malware bytes and the others I listed above..
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You said,

I have tried malware, security essentials, and the Microsoft malicious software removal tool

Nevertheless, the question remains - did you run a rogue process killer first?  MBAM and others may be defeated in their efforts if you don't kill the rogue processes first, then without rebooting run MBAM (this is why Chameleon is good, by running the svchost file it kills rogue processes, updates MBAM then runs a scan all without a reboot).
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Thanks the Rogue worked like a champ and got rid of the issue...
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Glad to help.  Check out Chameleon anyway.  It is an excellent piece of software.  Also if you are using the latest version of MBAM (paid or free), don't forget to check the scan for rootkits option which is unchecked by default.Malwarebytes Antimalware checkbox for scanning rootkits
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