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Windows 7: Com surrogate/ Dllhost.exe starts consuming high Memory

07 Dec 2013   #1
filthyzak

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Com surrogate/ Dllhost.exe starts consuming high Memory

I have been having this serious problem with browsing with windows explorer. As soon as I open any folder & scroll down, com surrogate shows up in Windows Task Manager and starts consuming memory. It won't stop consuming memory even if I close all opened windows. After a while if I try to open any folder I see blank icons and windows becomes painfully slow. Only way out from this madness is ending the process of Com surrogate from Windows Task Manager.

FYI, I have temporarily fixed this issue by disabling thumbnail mode from performance settings, but thumbnails are really helpful for browsing through Photos and Videos. So, I am looking for a permanent solution where I can have thumbnails without the Com surrogate issue.Please help.

Thanks in advance.


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07 Dec 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Sounds to me you have installed something that uses explorer. Com Suurogate and DLLhost is something a lot of third-party applications use. Try using Process Explorer to find out what both problem processes are loading: Process Explorer
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08 Dec 2013   #3
filthyzak

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I did and it doesn't show any other programs. Have a look at the attached pic.


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08 Dec 2013   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You have to do more then just look at it, right-click on it in Process Explorer and looking into properties. First try looking into the "Command Line" value.
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08 Dec 2013   #5
filthyzak

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Oh man, I gave up, bought & installed Windows 8.1 Pro and saved the day
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14 Apr 2014   #6
Dman999

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
I need help

I am having the exact same problem as the person who started this discussion except I'm not buying a new computer yet. Can anyone finish explaining how to fix it?
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