Windows operating system is prone to errors showing the imperfection and lacking present in the development and formation of the OS which it to encounter the problem or trouble while working and functioning on it. Sometime the errors are popped up due to the installation of other apps, drivers also due to the devices connected to it resulting in to make the performance of the system to degrade and decrease its efficiency. The errors unable the user to work and run the program in the desktop/laptop as expected.

Many people must have encountered the error/problem coming with message “COM Surrogate has Stopped Working” in their Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1. The error is arisen due to the codecs and other COM components installed by the programs not supportable by the Windows operating system. Sometimes this error pops because of the folders containing multimedia content like videos, images and music files which have thumbnails. The explorer uses COM Surrogate to extract the thumbnail of the opened multimedia content file allowing the proper execution of the file and run the file properly along with using it efficiently. Here at Tech Raze we have found the solution to the error and found what is this issue precisely also the procedure to fix the problem, there are many things which are the cause of the error along with the fact the solution is just not one to solve the particular issue.

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Fixing COM Surrogate has Stopped Working Error in Windows:

Through the procedure and guide given below you will be able to solve and rectify the error enabling to completely finish the problem. Despite there are many ways of fixing this error we have chosen the one including the dllhost.exe


Steps to Fix the Error:

Step 1:

Open the start menu of your system and right click on Computer where you will see an option stating Properties select it.

Step 2:

Then navigate to Advanced System Settings present on left side of the properties. On clicking on it you will get System Properties where you have to go to Advanced tab.


Step 3:

Under the Advanced tab there will be Performance section, click on Settings and select the ‘Data Execution Protection’ tab. You have enable it by clicking on the box stating ‘Turn On DEP for all programs and services expect those I select’.

Step 4:

Now go to the Add option button click it and then browse the C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe. Select open, click OK on the popped-up warning message. After doing this finish the change by clicking on Apply and OK along with it.

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Fix COM Surrogate has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 – Remove dllhost.exe (How to)
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