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The evil Generic Host Process and NTAuthority.


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#1 Blade Kiro

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:01 AM

Hello everyone, I have come to ask for help about a problem that has been plaguing my computer for about 3-4 weeks now.

After a massive virus infection in which I had just subdued, everything seemed fine and dandy.

This is of course, until I got this message on my computer about 1-2 hours in on surfing.

Generic Host Process needs to close, we are sorry for the inconvience.


Or something along those lines.

Okay? I had never seen such a thing before. Regardless, I hit OK.

Then another screen popped up telling me that...

The system is now shutting down, any unsaved work might be lost. Shutdown was started by SYSTEM/NTAUTHORITY


Like that, basically.

I rebooted, and thought everything was fine. Until it happened again.

Now, every time I get on the computer, after roughly and hour or so, the same thing happens.

Some help would be appreciated.

Some more info to help you and me is this...

I am running Windows XP.
My security is a NAT Firewall that comes with my router.
Windows Firewall
AVG Anti-Virus.
PC Tools Spyware Doctor.

Thank you.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

I might have been hasty in moving you, I'm not sure. Are you current with your Windows Updates?
How did you get rid of the previous infection?

Edited by garmanma, 24 January 2009 - 12:53 PM.

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#3 Blade Kiro

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:37 PM

I think I fixed it. I downloaded MalwareBytes and ran a Quick Scan.

Haven't had the problem in about 4 hours.




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