Bad Avira Antivirus Update Brings Windows PCs To A Stand Still

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wal789

my roomate's aunt makes $83/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 8 months but last month her pay was $8682 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site...NuttyRich.com

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jonnyohio

I am playing too much skyrim lately. For a second there I mistook 'Ruh-roh Rag­gie' for a dragon shout.

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That could be the next shout mod.

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lmfao

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diedrichg

Sounds like someone was getting canned and as a going away present they issued a definition file that included *.exe

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noobstix

I could understand why "dllhost.exe" would be flagged. One of the times I was infected, that process/file was part of the culprit. On a "clean" machine, my PC doesn't have that process/file. Probably some other computers out there might need this to survive but mine's apparently doesn't.

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Incognito

While many viruses use dllhost.exe as an attack vector on Windows systems, it is a pretty crucial file. Without it Windows would be unable to execute dynamic linked libraries (dll files). Since many applications use dll's your system would be hampered without it.

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whr4usa

that's only partially true incognito as with Windows 7 and newer using the new kernel all well-known legacy executables for DLL's are actually either symbolic links, API redirects or "shelter files" which redirect functioncalls to their modern replacements basically for backwards compatability . . . anything coded specifically for 64-bit windows or server 2008 or windows 7 (...and vista but with many exceptions) or higher/newer doesn't require most of those files to run...and many properly-coded 'legacy' apps which follows best practices from circa windows 2000 (...or even earlier in some cases) can run fine without it after installation (legacy installers are often hardcoded for specific version numbers and filenames)

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Neufeldt2002

I've heard rumors that years ago on Linux certain Anti-virus companies would label a Windows partition as being a virus, as a joke. I think in today's society that would be equally as funny, although how many people would end up getting rid of their Windows partition without realizing the joke?

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loozer

You'd think that they would test these things before releasing them...

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