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Why Does COM Surrogate Run Every Half Hour

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Why Does COM Surrogate Run Every Half Hour


    After much investigating I found that a Windows process called COM Surrogate runs every half hour or so, then closes.
    What is COM Surrogate and why does it run so often??

    Thanks,
    James

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    Android


    Quote Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
    After much investigating I found that a Windows process called COM Surrogate runs every half hour or so, then closes.
    What is COM Surrogate and why does it run so often??

    Thanks,
    James
    If you try googling com surrogate this is the first entry you come to & an excellent description: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/...2/9413816.aspx
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    If you're curious about what it is or what it's doing, you can use Process Explorer to take a look at it's command line once it starts, and which process started it (it's parent).
    Process Explorer
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    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I can't seem to find much in the Process Manager.
    I'm more curious why it opens and closes every half hour or so.
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  5. #5


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Well, to find out, you'll have to catch it in the act .
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  6. #6


    Most likely a scheduled task that then uses Com Surrogate (dllhost) to do something. Look at Task Scheduler and see what, if any, are set to run every 30 minutes?
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