host.dll - Is host.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is host.dll?
Purpose of host.dll:

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: host.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
This is a known spyware program that is part of the transponder variant. This program is also considered adware and will display popup advertising on your computer. This monitors websites that you are viewing, and information you are entering in your browser, and exchanges this information with remote sites for tracking your habits. MSView.dll can also be under various other names to make it harder to remove, and its the reason why you are getting popups on your pc. This is also called aurora spyware by many, and it is a difficult one to eliminate. Visit host.dll 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 host.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found in your system folder or your system 32 folder, depending upon your operating system. The locations will show c:\windows\system\host.dll, or it will be in the following folder path at c:\windows\system32\host.dll.

  • Is host.dll spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

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

  • Would you recommend that I remove host.dll?
        Yes, I would remove host.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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