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"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" Issue


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#1 The Jolly Dummkopf

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:40 PM

Hello,

My computer's been acting up a bit since this morning. At first during motherboard startup I was told that "WINDOWS/CONFIG/SYSTEM32" needed to be repaired (or something along those lines) but I wasn't sure of what command I was to type in when I loaded the Windows XP CD. However, this evening, when I started up the computer again, I didn't get any message but instead, I got this message. Now Firefox has been crashing constantly (which has made typing out this message a very trying process...). What do I need to do to fix this issue?

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:21 PM

I am no expert,just did some GOOGLING and turned up with THIS.

Hope this works for you. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:32 PM

Thanks for trying, but everytime I download the fix it tells me it's corrupt...

Thanks all the same though.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:40 PM

Open command prompt, and type this SFC /scannow or copy and paste,this in the command prompt.You can learn more about SFC /scannow HERE.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:58 PM

Generic Host Process error very often is caused by an infection.

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:18 AM

Your original error message...may indicate a corrupt registry.

It helps if you can post the exact content of such messages.

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

I still don't receive the error message anymore when the motherboard starts up, though I found this and this with WinAudit. My system is an Asus, Model P5S800-VM. I also got this message as well.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

I'm 99% sure, your computer is infected.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:05 PM

(Sorry for taking a while to reply...)

So it turned out that this problem was that 1% chance of not being caused by an infection. I was actually ready to post the DDS logs but Firefox kept crashing on me so I was unable to right away. Meanwhile, my Dad was trying to install a new version of IE but kept getting an error message which he Googled and was able to rectify. He also had to remove the old memory stick. Now everything runs smoothly; nothing crashes anymore (thankfully). Thanks to all of you for endeavoring to help me! :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:34 PM

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