dllhost.exe - Is dllhost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is dllhost.exe?
Purpose of dllhost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: dllhost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Dllhost.exe is a program which most likely arrived on your computer preinstalled, but there is also a virus / trojan under this same name. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This program is from Microsoft and its their DCOM software which is part of the operating system. The correct file location is shown below. Make sure you do not have a file under this name in a folder called "Wins" within the system32 folder, as that is a trojan and virus related file. The correct location for the system file (which is safe) is below. This software will appear in your startup as a service. This is a safe file and it is not considered to be virus or spyware related. Visit dllhost.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the dllhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program can be found on your disk at C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe /Processid:{02D4B3F1-FD88-11D1-960D-00805FC79235}


  • Is dllhost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is dllhost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove dllhost.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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