host.dll - Is host.dll spyware, adware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, host.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. host.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

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

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

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • 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.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    You may want to send your log file in and get the free evaluation from a programmer if you are a registered user of Spy Guardian Pro (it is a free trial, but the free examination is only for registered users). You can get a free trial download of it here. Simply click the system evaluation button on the software to generate your system log. 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. 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. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.