Generic Host Process for Win32 [problem]

James

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I'm totally baffled on this one. Yesterday, my neighbor's eMachine [WinXP
Home] began displaying a window titled "Generic Host Process for Win32
Services." No matter what action she chose ['send' 'don't sent' 'X'], she
was unable to access any website until rebooting. Upon rebooting, all was
well - until the next appearance of GHP for Win32 - which, may be in a few
more minutes.

I searched Google - and found no solution.

She's running Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 and no firewall. Did the usual:
Ad-aware, Spybot, Norton scan - unrelated, I think.

How can I get rid of this problem? [I did learn it's part 'n parcel of
svchost.exe] [Until yesterday, this GHP window never appeared]

Thanks,

James
 
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James wrote:
> I'm totally baffled on this one. Yesterday, my neighbor's eMachine
> [WinXP Home] began displaying a window titled "Generic Host Process
> for Win32 Services." No matter what action she chose ['send' 'don't
> sent' 'X'], she was unable to access any website until rebooting.
> Upon rebooting, all was well - until the next appearance of GHP for
> Win32 - which, may be in a few more minutes.
>
> I searched Google - and found no solution.
>
> She's running Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 and no firewall. Did the usual:
> Ad-aware, Spybot, Norton scan - unrelated, I think.
>
> How can I get rid of this problem? [I did learn it's part 'n parcel
> of svchost.exe] [Until yesterday, this GHP window never appeared]
>
> Thanks,
>

James

What was the contents of the error message?

If she is not running a firewall, that system is very vulnerable to many
malicious parasites out there.

Check the Event Viewer for possible information. Go to start/Run and type
eventvwr.msc and press OK. Click the 3 menu items on the left and look for
any "X" error messages. If any are found, double click the error entry to
see the details. If you find an error that is coincidng with the behavior,
click the Copy Icon on the details dialog screen and paste the complete
error details in a reply to this message.

Go to Start/Run and type msinfo32 and press OK. Click Components/Problem
Devices to check for possible hardware problems.


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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User
 

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Ronnie,

I appreciate your reply. First and only one [so far].

I didn't think to print screen when I viewed the contents of the error
message. At the time, I viewed it as undecipherable.

Tomorrow, I'll be out of town for two days. When I get back, I'll do all
that you suggested - and reply with error message details.

Thanks,

James


> What was the contents of the error message?
>
> If she is not running a firewall, that system is very vulnerable to many
> malicious parasites out there.
>
> Check the Event Viewer for possible information. Go to start/Run and type
> eventvwr.msc and press OK. Click the 3 menu items on the left and look
for
> any "X" error messages. If any are found, double click the error entry to
> see the details. If you find an error that is coincidng with the behavior,
> click the Copy Icon on the details dialog screen and paste the complete
> error details in a reply to this message.
>
> Go to Start/Run and type msinfo32 and press OK. Click
Components/Problem
> Devices to check for possible hardware problems.
>
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
 
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Mr. Vernon: I'm another with a problem similar to James'. Here is the error
message:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Date: 12/5/2004
Time: 10:58:03 PM
User: N/A
Computer: LOFT
Description:
Faulting application svchost.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module
unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00ad96bc.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 73 76 63 ure svc
0018: 68 6f 73 74 2e 65 78 65 host.exe
0020: 20 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 30 5.1.260
0028: 30 2e 32 31 38 30 20 69 0.2180 i
0030: 6e 20 75 6e 6b 6e 6f 77 n unknow
0038: 6e 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e n 0.0.0.
0040: 30 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 0 at off
0048: 73 65 74 20 30 30 61 64 set 00ad
0050: 39 36 62 63 96bc

Thanks for your patience.

Daniel O'Neal

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

> James wrote:
> > I'm totally baffled on this one. Yesterday, my neighbor's eMachine
> > [WinXP Home] began displaying a window titled "Generic Host Process
> > for Win32 Services." No matter what action she chose ['send' 'don't
> > sent' 'X'], she was unable to access any website until rebooting.
> > Upon rebooting, all was well - until the next appearance of GHP for
> > Win32 - which, may be in a few more minutes.
> >
> > I searched Google - and found no solution.
> >
> > She's running Mozilla Firefox 0.9.2 and no firewall. Did the usual:
> > Ad-aware, Spybot, Norton scan - unrelated, I think.
> >
> > How can I get rid of this problem? [I did learn it's part 'n parcel
> > of svchost.exe] [Until yesterday, this GHP window never appeared]
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
>
> James
>
> What was the contents of the error message?
>
> If she is not running a firewall, that system is very vulnerable to many
> malicious parasites out there.
>
> Check the Event Viewer for possible information. Go to start/Run and type
> eventvwr.msc and press OK. Click the 3 menu items on the left and look for
> any "X" error messages. If any are found, double click the error entry to
> see the details. If you find an error that is coincidng with the behavior,
> click the Copy Icon on the details dialog screen and paste the complete
> error details in a reply to this message.
>
> Go to Start/Run and type msinfo32 and press OK. Click Components/Problem
> Devices to check for possible hardware problems.
>
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
>