How do I find the location of something? Im looking for COM surrogate.

Mar 14, 2018
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Well, I don't know anything about computers, and I reset my computer because people told me that COM surrogate was a virus. Every time I open up the task manager there are 2, sometimes 3 open, but then they disappear shortly after. I saw another thread that said It wasn't, as long as it was under System 32, but I have no clue as to how to navigate there. I was wondering if anybody else's computer did this too, or if they could help me navigate there.
 

USAFRet

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"because people told me that COM surrogate was a virus"

("some people" say a lot of crap)

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20090212-00/?p=19173
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning-windows_10/2-com-surrogate-running-in-task-manager/68f7ffb2-5918-4686-8ed1-28c87f72125b


Now....that process can be used to mask a virus. But unlikely.
https://malwaretips.com/blogs/dllhost-exe-32-com-surrogate-removal/
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator


"because people told me that COM surrogate was a virus"

("some people" say a lot of crap)

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20090212-00/?p=19173
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning-windows_10/2-com-surrogate-running-in-task-manager/68f7ffb2-5918-4686-8ed1-28c87f72125b


Now....that process can be used to mask a virus. But unlikely.
https://malwaretips.com/blogs/dllhost-exe-32-com-surrogate-removal/
 
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