How to Solve COM Surrogate High CPU Usage Issue on Windows 10

COM Surrogates are processes that run a COM object outside its main process. They can cause problems because they consume resources such as memory or disk space. You can use the Registry Editor to disable them temporarily. This windowsbulletin article explains how to fix COM Surrogate high CPU or disk usage in windows 10.

What is a COM Surrogate?

COM surrogates are an integral part of the Windows operating system. These are small programs that help Windows run smoothly. You can think of it as a translator – it translates the code written in one language into another. For example, let’s say you want to use a particular program called “MyApp”. If MyApp doesn’t support Windows 10, you won’t be able to download it. In such cases, a COM surrogate helps the app work on Windows 10. read more

How to Repair COM Surrogate Has Stopped Working (dllhost.exe) on Windows 10 PC

The error message “COM Surrogate has stopped working” or “DLL host is not responding” is a strange and frustrating event. COM Surrogate errors are not catastrophic, but if these errors occur often enough, they can be very annoying.

COM Surrogate is a general term for processes called dllhost.exe that separate Windows Explorer from individual DLL hosts that are prone to failures. In particular, DLLs that work with multimedia thumbnails. There are many others, but this is one of the most common. read more