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Com Surrogate 5.1


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#1 Buffyc1973

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:52 AM

My Laptop died again :thumbsup: Last time i had to delete all, fortunatly this time i have been ale to install OS in a second folder and run from there phew.

However I am struggling to reinstall norton AV2007 and McAfee firewall plus (AOL freebie wall) has blocked 'COM Surrogate 5.1' as it says it is a 'Malicious trojan' on searching the net however, it appears that it isnt at all! it's connected to microsoft.

Should I allow access to COM Surrogate 5.1?

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:11 AM

COM surrogate can be good or bad - it depends on what it's "surrogating" and how it does it. If the surrogate doesn't have the same security level as the original COM - then you've got problems.

Try some other antivirus, antispyware, and firewall apps. Don't run more than one at the same time - this will cause problems on your system.

Here's the free one's that I use and recommend:
A/V: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/28415/lng/us/tpl/v5
A/S: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
Firewall: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Sygate_Personal_...Free_d3356.html
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