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#1 dinyoh

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:06 PM

Hello!

 

Been noticing with my comp that whenever I open task manager, I notice two copies of com surrogate running then they shortly vanish after like 5 secs, as if turning themselves off to hide the process.

 

Have already posted this in the virus removal forum, but i thought posting it here might have been the go first...



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:19 PM

Nothing unusual about two or more COM Surrogate running. They do disappear when they complete their function.

Explanation of what they do and what happens when they don't work here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20090212-00/?p=19173

I'll delete your malware topic post since you have an answer here.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:00 AM

I can now use my comp in peace, for now.

 

Thanks for clearing that up!



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 01:35 PM

You're quite welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.

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