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    Unhappy Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

    Okay, I better make this quick before the error occur's again! (EDIT - Alright then, it already has so I'll write the rest of this in WordPad...)

    So after about 1-20 mintues of going online I get the error: "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" followed by my internet being disconnected without the ability to get back online until I restart my computer. Another weird thing that happen's is that my Windows goes all... old-skool for a few seconds. The menu bars loose their shiny effect and go all grey.

    This is pretty infuriating and I can see there are actually loads of other people suffering from the same thing. In fact, I looked at the other thread and followed some of the instructions (downloaded Ad-Aware, SpyBlaster, SpyBot Search) and managed to get rid of a few suspicious things (AdWare removed several 'worms') but still the problem remain's.

    Please help me sort out this nightmare! I tried downloading the 'HiJack' but couldn't seem to get up the info I need. It said I had unzipped the file but then nothing else happened. Could you please tell me exactly how to retrieve it?

    Thank you!

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    Thanks for the tips mnosteele52.

    I've downloaded the first 2 things but don't know how to do a Microsoft update or how to reboot my PC! Will rebooting my computer delete anything?

    Also, I've ran the HiJack thing as well just in case and got this:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
    Scan saved at 10:18:34, on 17/05/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\regscan.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Patrick\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\J2M8J5P4\HiJackThis_v2[1]\HiJackThis_v2.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.toucan.com/jump/redir.asp?id=205
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = file://C:\APPS\IE\offline\uk.htm
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Packard Bell
    O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Regscan] C:\WINDOWS\system32\regscan.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [explorer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\services\explorer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [1] C:\WINDOWS\system32\service\explorer.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=file://C:\APPS\IE\offline\uk.htm
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.toucansurf.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.toucantele.com
    O16 - DPF: RaptisoftGameLoader - http://www.miniclip.com/hamsterball/...gameloader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} -
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by16fd.bay16.hotmail.msn.com/...s/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {55027008-315F-4F45-BBC3-8BE119764741} (Slide Image Uploader Control) - http://www.slide.com/uploader/SlideImageUploader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {BFF1950D-B1B4-4AE8-B842-B2CCF06D9A1B} (Zylom Games Player) - http://game13.zylomgames.com/activex...amesplayer.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EE5315CB-EB0A-4027-98F3-D7F2DCA5BCF3}: NameServer = 212.139.132.41 212.139.132.42
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
    O23 - Service: AOL Spyware Protection Service (AOLService) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\\aolserv.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    O23 - Service: SmartLinkService (SLService) - - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\slserv.exe

    --
    End of file - 6517 bytes

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    Your log is clean...... and your kidding about not knowing how to reboot your pc right? (start button - shutdown - restart)

    Windows updates..... start button - Windows Update.


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    Talking

    Oh god, I wasn't sure whether 'reboot' meant the same thing as 'restart'. How embarassing...

    Ah, finally able to post again! I followed your advice and, would you believe, I haven't seen the error again!! The bad news was it was replaced with an equally bad problem - the abilty to surf the web but not being able to type ANYWHERE, certain things not showing up and the message: "Done, but with errors on the page" written in the corner of the screen.

    So I was generally like: "oh **** it" until I tried ditching IE and getting Firefox2 and it seem's, touch wood, things have worked out.

    There is one last thing though. Now when I try to run basic things such as the help option in my Windows, I get an error message saying I don't have: MSIMG32.dll, and won't let me continue. Do you know what's up with that?

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    Your missing some Windows files, you need to insert your XP cd into one of your cdroms and go to start - run and type sfc /scannow this will replace any missing or corrupt system files.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52 View Post
    Your missing some Windows files, you need to insert your XP cd into one of your cdroms and go to start - run and type sfc /scannow this will replace any missing or corrupt system files.

    Hi again mnosteele. Thanks for your help earlier.

    I actually can't seem to find my XP disc anywhere. Is there anything I can do?

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