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generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem


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#1 Razz123

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:29 PM

generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem

It looks like this virus is more than I can do on my own to remove.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not detect it, however I get the pop up window and can not open applications.

I must shut down and restart, then it fails load Windows and I have to shut off.

Then she works only to have this start all over again at any random time period.

I have recently done a restore with destruction and have updated all my applications except Adobe Acrobat.

Unfortunately I have viewed some documents online using this application.

My investigations reveals it may come from Adobe virus.

Funny how this is related to XP SP2 service pack when I have SP3.

I have been looking for work for two years and need my PC to be operational.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

Edited by hamluis, 10 December 2010 - 10:22 AM.
Closed per OP request ~ Hamluis.


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Posted 08 December 2010 - 03:35 PM

I ran Malwarebytes 1.46 again. Then updated twice to 5073

Then ran TDSSKILLER. It found no infections.

Ran Combofix the system seems to be working.

Combo fix got rid of the 3 registry files I didn't like.

One was from Uniblue registry cleaner, no link
Two was from a PC driver update, no link
Three was some weird registry with no link

Funny thing that Uniblue was still on my PC after a destruction and restore from last month.
I discovered this when I was looking for a reason to stop my PC from being scanned and using 80% of my CPU.
That's How I ended up installing CC Cleaner and PC Driver update.
Final solution was to delete the index files in Fast Find (from Microsoft Office 97).
Then disable fast find.

After she was disable the CPU usage and scan stopped.

Then I started to get these infections as mentioned in the above post, including Walmart.

Now I have created a restore point.

Will go online to install Adobe Reader X, then create another restore point.

If PC is good for a few days I will create a final restore point.

Finally after 45 days after destruction and reformat I may have a good PC.

I was dumb and never backed up my data for two years. Still hurting from that.


I will post in 24 hours as to whether she is cleaned or still infected.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 09:53 AM

This appears to be cleaned.

Close this ticket,

Thank you




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