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COM Surrogate - Slowing computer

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#1 titanicbreed


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:53 PM

I have tried repeatedly to correct the com surrogate "virus/malware".  I have found Trojans, roots, etc. and thought the problem was corrected.  
After a week or so of "virus free", 20-30 instances of COM surrogate have started up.  
Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated on how to get rid of this!!!

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:27 PM

Sounds like poweliks. Run the Eset tool. It will take less than 2 minutes to download and run it. Let me know if Poweliks is found as shown in the bottom image.


Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.

  • Double-click ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.
  • Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.
  • The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.
  • If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your PC.


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