Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


The evil Generic Host Process and NTAuthority.

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Blade Kiro

Blade Kiro

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:04:02 PM

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.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 garmanma


    Computer Masochist

  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:05:02 PM

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.

Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 Blade Kiro

Blade Kiro
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:04:02 PM

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.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users