On my home computer, "type http://www.google.com" (for example) causes an instance of dllhost.exe (COM Surrogate) to start (if there are none running already). On my work computer, it does not. What's the difference?
The COM object being hosted by this "surrogate" is a "Wininet Cache task object". Such an object does not exist on my work computer. Nor does the "WinInetCacheServer" class. I suppose the difference is in the IE version ... 11 at home, 8 at work. My only objection to it is that the process (dllhost.exe) never terminates. I don't use IE and I'm not paticularly interested in TCC's HTTP GET's being cached (or in a useless extra process running). Does anyone know how to thwart this feature?