1.    24 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home

    What is COM surrogate? How to disable it?


    I found COM Surrogate on task maneger and i search google its a virus but I never got a pop up from it or i never go on strange websites or anything i have an antivirus program. it uses 0% of the cpu though

    Help. Thank you.
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  2.    24 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Mac OS Sierra

    It can disguise malware, but it is a real process for Windows. Fix Problems with COM Surrogate on Windows 10
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  3.    26 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2017
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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    It's not a virus. The COM Surrogate (dllhost.exe) is a fancy name for the Sacrificial process for a COM object that is run outside of the process that requested it. Explorer uses the COM Surrogate while extracting thumbnails. If you trying to browse folders containing pictures or video files, Explorer will fire off a COM Surrogate and use it to compute the thumbnails for the documents in the folder.

    I found this video on youtube. hope this helps you

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  4.    26 Sep 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Mac OS Sierra

    Duyehip, yes it a known malware hider. Do not jump into a conversation without actually doing some research like I did. The Com Surrogate has been known for a long time to hide malware in disguise, same as Service.exe.
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  5.    26 Sep 2017 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2017
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    Windows 7

    COM Surrogate (fancy name for the file dllhost.exe) is a genuine Windows file if it's location is:

    C:\Windows\System32\

    and

    C:\Windows\winsxs\
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