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Removed using all malware and virus tools for win7 but no luck.  I have a couple of friends that are saying they have done everything they know of but when they open task manager they see multiple com surrogate files.

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According to some reports RogueKiller and Norton Power eraser can clean this one
Download the RogueKiller executable, run it once. You won’t be able to fix anything but it needs to register itself. Then, reboot in safe mode, run the executable again. After the pre-scan is done, hit scan and wait. Get Task Manager running. After the scan is done, check the boxes for everything that is red or orange under the registry tab. After you’ve check the boxes, marking the items for deletion, use task manager to “end process” on every instance of dllhost.exe and then QUICKLY hit “DELETE” on RogueKiller (dllhost.exe processes will start running again if you wait too long, and you want to hit “DELETE” while none of them are running). Re-boot. You’re done and everything is back to normal.
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