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

21 Nov 2015   #11

Windows 7 x64 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
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?
Well you're probably safe.
It isn't using too much CPU/RAM and causing funky errors or lags so yeah,you're fine.It's a Windows process and probably not some masked malware.

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21 Nov 2015   #12

W7 Prof 64 bit

I understand @MoxieMomma, thanks.
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21 Nov 2015   #13

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

You might be interested in the VirusTotal feature in Process Explorer. See this post.
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22 Nov 2015   #14

W7 Prof 64 bit

I re-installed Windows. Thanks peeps!
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22 Nov 2015   #15

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McSeven View Post
I re-installed Windows. Thanks peeps!
You reinstalled Windows because of a probably normal process in Task Manager?!?!

Well, I suppose that's one way to handle it.
That sure seems a bit extreme, under the circumstances.
But, at least you have a fresh Windows install now.

Glad you resolved your issue.

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

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