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COM Surrogate: probably an infection

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I see another problem with my computer, a problem o f over heating.

In the task manager i see the process COM Surrogate that uses 17% of the CPU, and a high electrical consumption and a high tendency to high electrical consumption.

From a search on the internet I have ascertained that viruses can hide behind this name so as not to be detected by the system, nor by antivirus software, moreover I have ascertained that it would normally be a process that uses few resources.

Scans of Malwarebytes and Windows Defender have not found anything but my laptop always has the fan on and continuously dissipates heat.
How can I solve this problem?

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I found the process is connected to dllhost.exe, and this is normal, i think...

But why does that process now use all that energy?

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I apologize but I have to make a further addition.

I noticed that in the taskmanager there was also another COM Surrogate process, also the one connected to dllhost.exe.

I thought there was a conflict between the two processes so I gave the taskmanager to stop the apparently blocked one.

Now the problem seems solved however I would like it to be resolved definitively while I know that it is not the first time that it presents itself and the solution just adopted is only the cure for the symptom.

How to eliminate the root problem?

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