GENERIC HOST PROCESS SHUTDOWN, PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by lizmerrill, Aug 13, 2006.

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  1. lizmerrill

    lizmerrill Registered Member

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    i am using winxp sp2, and while on the net today, i am experiencing a serious
    problem. I receive a message " GENERIC HOST PROCESS FOR W32 SERVICES HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM AND WILL NOW CLOSE".
    I lose my connection to the net, but at the same time I cannot "disconnect".
    Is this malware/ virus and what can I do?

    Thank you,

    Liz
     
  2. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Just as a prcaution I would update your AV program, disconnect from the Internet and run a full scan. Doing a Google on your exact error message, it is possible that you have a virus (The old MSBlaster or one of it`s variants). Your AV should be able to catch it and deal with it.
     
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