Are you nervous when you see a pop-up from the antivirus program on your computer which is telling you that your computer is infected by Syswow64.dll host.exe? You don’t know what this malicious infection is. You don’t know how this virus gets into your system, either. When you try to use the antivirus to remove this virus, it is no reason that the antivirus can’t remove this virus from your computer. What should you do now? How to remove this virus from your computer for the sake of protecting your confidential data?
Syswow64.dll host.exe is classified to be the family of the Trojan virus. It is so risky Trojan which is extremely stubborn computer virus that is created by cyber hackers to attack Windows computer users around the world. This Trojan is capable of escaping the quarantine and removal of most antivirus programs. Once this Trojan infects your computer, you get to know this virus only when you receive the warning from your antivirus program at the time it detects the virus. This virus can dive into your system by few channels. Commonly, this virus may be associated itself to some unsafe websites, unwanted emails, suspicious links, spam e-mail attachments and some unsafe freeware downloads. That is to say, you should be more cautious when you are browsing the Internet in order to protect your computer from being infected by this malicious virus.
Once syswow64.dll host.exe installs on your system, it may do lots of harm on your computer. This Trojan may initiate many unwanted activities at your background. It may add itself to the browsers installed on your computer like Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and shows bunch of pop-up commercials whenever you open it. It may be considered as a privacy menace for you for it has the knack to congregate information from the victims system without your permission. This Trojan may create web traffic after its installation. It may collect your confidential data then transfer to its remote hackers who may misuse your information. This Trojan may ruin your system security as well. As a result, other infections may get into this computer more easily. These viruses may be implant some other dangerous Trojan viruses, spyware and worms etc.. Hence, to remove this virus is an important task right now. When you detect this Trojan, if you want to get rid of this virus completely, you should follow the step by step manual removal guide to remove this virus. If you don’t know how to remove this virus by yourself, please turn to Yoocare online expert for help.
1. Desktop background image and Browser homepage settings are changed. Google, Yahoo Searches are redirected.
2. It may slow down your computer considerably and you will feel like your computer is stuck. This includes opening programs, shutting down your computer, and slow Internet.
3. It is capable to corrupt your windows registry and uses it to deploy annoying pop up ads out of nowhere. You will get many unwanted pop-ups on your computer.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of syswow64.dll host.exe, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once syswow64.dll host.exe is installed,computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
To sum up, syswow64.dll host.exe is a dangerous and pesky computer virus which may displays a variety of advertisements which is unwanted shown without your interest after its installation. Besides, it may display ads like text-link, search, banner, interstitial, transitional, pop-up, pop-under, full-page ads and sponsored links on the web pages you are visiting. Otherwise, it may decrease the computer performance and lower the system security level of your computer. Thus, more and more other viruses will be injected into the infected computer to further mess up your computer. Cyber hackers are able to access your computer easily to get your confidential information. So, you are suggested to remove syswow64.dll host.exe from your computer as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on January 3, 2015 10:42 am