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Windows 7: Com Surrogate - shows up now and again in the task manager - virus?

21 Nov 2015   #1
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Com Surrogate - shows up now and again in the task manager - virus?

Today I noticed a Com Surrogate in task manager that shows up every so often.
Is this normal? How can I tell if this is a virus?

Would appreciate some help.
Thanks in advance.


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21 Nov 2015   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

Same computer as the one here: Question about Com Surrogate ?

If so, the answer then would probably apply now, as well.

Cheers,

MM
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21 Nov 2015   #3
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

dllhost.exe *32?
It loads thumbnails in explorer.

It's safe.
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21 Nov 2015   #4
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

I understand what you guys are saying, but I never noticed a Com Surrogate in the task manager when the computer is not doing anything. I'll just watch the task manager.
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21 Nov 2015   #5
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Does it uses too much CPU/RAM?
If not,you're fine.

But just for precaution run SFC /SCANNOW and check for malware.
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21 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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21 Nov 2015   #7
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 


I am not sure what to understand from all the posts there.
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21 Nov 2015   #8
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unrealRage View Post
Does it uses too much CPU/RAM?
If not,you're fine.

But just for precaution run SFC /SCANNOW and check for malware.
It is to fast to tell what ram is uses, but my system at idle has cpu at about 0 to 5 %.
I ran the SFC and it only took about 4 minutes. Nothing was reported.
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21 Nov 2015   #9
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Anyone ever use SpyHunter? I tried it and it shows a virus. But you have to pay for SpyHunter to get rid of the virus. I don't trust SpyHunter, lol.

I ran Spybot, HiJackThis, Malwarebytes, Avira, Fix64, MS-Malicous, Powerliks and none show a virus or whatever.

I can I know that I am safe?
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21 Nov 2015   #10
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi, @McSeven:

In addition to the advice already provided...

Malware can call itself anything and can "patch" many/most legit Windows OS files.

So, name alone really isn't enough to go on to determine what's going on with any particular file or process on your system.
While the behavior you report might be (and likely is) completely normal, there's no way to know for sure without more data (diagnostic logs, etc.)

If you are really worried about this, then you might want to either wait for one of the local malware experts here (e.g. @Jacee) to assist you, or perhaps head over to another reputable computer disinfection forum (e.g. at bleepingcomputer or forums.malwarebytes.org, etc.) for some free, expert, guided help checking the system.
Without that help and some diagnostic info, any discussion or assurances would really be largely speculation.

<just sayin'>

Cheers,
MM
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