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Winhttp.dll Problems

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#1 obiehound


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Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:35 PM

During the boot-up process, I have started receiving an error message stating "Generic Host Process for win 32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close."

When I click on the link to see the data contained in the error report it displays this:

szAppName svchost.exe szAppVer 5.1.2600.2180 szModName: winhttp.dll
szModVer: offset: 0004763d

When I click "Send Error Report" or "Don't Send" the system locks up entirely. If I leave the error window up I can use the computer like normal.

I downloaded HJT and when I try to run the exe I receive a similar error message:

AppName explorer.exe AppVer 6.0.2900.2180 modName: winhttp.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 0004763d

Thanks in advance for you help.

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#2 Nikas


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:39 AM

Hi obiehound,

It is very likely to be caused by virus. Thus, I would like you to go for a online scan first and then see if it fix anything.

Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan
  • Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
  • A new window will open...click the Check Now button
  • Enter your Country
  • Enter your State/Province
  • Enter your e-mail address and click send
  • Select either Home User or Company
  • Click the big Scan Now button
  • If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
  • It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
  • When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
  • When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location.
After which, follow this set of instruction and post try to post your HijackThis log here.

Remember to post the contents of the ActiveScan report together with the HijackThis log in HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum.

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