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COM Surrogate Locks Up System For Up To 150 Seconds In Windows 8.1

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#1 Aikavols


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:21 AM

Hello! I have a Windows 8.1 machine that has some pretty massive specs that continues to have random moments of 'lock up' - where the system hangs for anywhere from 5-150 seconds before proceeding. Task Manager shows that COM Surrogate is the culprit, but I have not been able to directly locate exactly where the issue is. On other OS boots (i.e. Linux Mint), the system runs without issue.


The system has had FRST run, and I'm looking for a fix file to repair this. I've seen other forums focused on this, but nothing noted it to be Windows 8.1, so I wanted to ask for a new fix to be safe. FRST.txt and Addition.txt attached.


In case it's needed, running Avira for Anti-Virus.


Thank you in advance!

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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 10 November 2016 - 11:31 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Press the windows key Windows_Logo_key.gif+ r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.
Type Notepad and and click the OK key.

Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file.


GroupPolicyScripts-x32: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
GroupPolicyScripts-x32\User: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
FF DefaultSearchEngine: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cpfdvjna.default -> Startpage
FF DefaultSearchEngine.US: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cpfdvjna.default -> Startpage HTTPS
FF SearchPlugin: C:\Users\Bob\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cpfdvjna.default\searchplugins\startpage-https.xml [2015-08-03]
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
R3 cpuz138; \??\C:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Temp\cpuz138\cpuz138_x64.sys [X]

Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:41 AM

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