Fix: COM Surrogate has stopped working (dllhost.exe)

Originally published at: Fix: COM Surrogate has stopped working (dllhost.exe)

Many Windows (7, 8, and 10) users report an error message – “COM Surrogate has stopped working” – while browsing video or media file folders or attempting to print. COM Surrogate is the executable host process (dllhost.exe) running in the background during file and folder navigation. It allows thumbnail viewing, and when it crashes, the…

you need to quit spreading rumors…this error has nothing to do with McAfee or any AV product. This is an OS build issue.

Hey Kevin!! I really appreciate your article and concern about our problems. Thank you for sharing your knowledge to us but, all of the procedures are not working to my pc, quite sad. HUHUHU One thing I have to ask you, why I just can’t find the dllhost.exe? Only dllhost and has no (.exe) I’ve never tried this yet. Pls help me!!! Thank you! <3 You can dm me on maybe on Instagram? hehe Sorry If I can’t give you my email hehe @cristhevirgin thanksss!!! :*

I uninstalled and reinstalled Endpoint Security. Seems to have worked. Then I rebooted and it started up again :-(. Not sure if disabling it will help or not.

try cleanboot.

Method 2: Add dllhost.exe to the DEP Exception:
I was able to add the 64 bits dll to the DEP Exception but unable to add the 32bit DLL. 32bit is the main issue (task manager linked the dll to the System32 folder) and I don’t know how to work around it

Tried all method but still seeing the COM Surrogate popup messages.

disable McAfee will fix it?

If you have this error message when clicking on the start menu button, the problem is related with McAfee Endpoint Security


great… worked the first one ,to rollback the video driver…Thanks