Windows 10: Windows Security COM Surrogate

Discus and support Windows Security COM Surrogate in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I am a Windows 10 user. My PC displayed a dialogue box this morning that read: Windows Security, COM Surrogate. It listed: Microsoft Account:(My... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by PhilSnyder, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Windows Security COM Surrogate

    I am a Windows 10 user. My PC displayed a dialogue box this morning that read: Windows Security, COM Surrogate. It listed: Microsoft AccountWindows Security COM Surrogate :(My e-mail address), and then asked for my password. I never saw this before and am concerned if this is authentic or a possible virus trojan.




    PhilSnyder, Jul 2, 2019
  2. Remon Ont Win User

    Error Message: COM Surrogate has stopped working

    Hi Bernard,

    COM Surrogate is a process in Windows 10 that is in charge of showing thumbnails and similar information. Issues with COM Surrogate
    is probably caused by MacType or codecs and other COM components installed by various software, like some versions of DivX or Nero.

    We would like to know some information to better assist you:

    • Have you done any changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • What specific activity are you doing when the error message come up?
    • What specific troubleshooting steps have you tried so far? for us to know what troubleshooting steps we can provide next.

    Please check the details of the errors using the steps below and provide us with a screenshot:

    • Press Windows key + S.
    • Type View all, then click on View all problem reports Control panel.
    • Right-click on a few of the "COM Surrogate", "Stopped working" errors.
    • View technical details.

    We will wait for your response.
    Remon Ont, Jul 2, 2019
  3. COM Surrogate


    To better address your concern, kindly refer to the support article below:

    For more information about COM Surrogate, visit this

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Best regards.
    Jeraldine Ase, Jul 2, 2019
  4. Windows Security COM Surrogate

    I have neither COM Surrogate in TASK MGR nor DLL files...

    I have the same thing,COM surrogate and dll not listed,weird that some people have it and others don't. I turned off 'Always show icons never thumbnails' as someone said this may help but it didn't.
    sea skimmer, Jul 2, 2019

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