Computer Repair Knowledge Base: Recently encountered a Poweliks Virus Removal issue; symptoms included many dllhost.exe Com Surrogate processes in task manager, and, when booting, a Powershell has Stopped Working error message.
In addition, the Windows 7 computer running extremely slow and low on memory, and the user experienced frequent Internet Explorer freezes where there would just be an internet explorer white screen for minutes then everything would load normally. Finally, found the windows temp directory full of thousands of temp files. Interestingly enough, some folders in the Windows temp directory had a Windows temp directory structure like appdata local folder or appdata roaming folder. Unsure if this last is part of the poweliks virus or just normal behavior for the installed software, but it was unusual and I haden't noticed it before. When I attempted to clean temp files Windows 7, ccleaner stuck on temporary internet files.
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