Dear Speed Guide,

I encountered the Generic Host Process for Win32 problem.

First off I followed the procedure described here:

http://www.drtweak.com/index.php?topic=176.0

This helped me get rid of another problem that I was having during the last year (the infamous C:\Documents), but honestly I was not able to handle Autoruns.

Then I tried to follow this thread

http://forums.speedguide.net/showthr...ered-a-problem

Here I was not able to find the procedure for Ad-Aware set-up and I found Spy Bot set up procedure somewhere else (http://www.drtweak.com/index.php?topic=41.0)

Kaspersky Webscan was not available at the moment so I installed the trial version.

Kaspersky is able to detect Mem:Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.fa; when requested what to do about it, I use the recommended action (disinfect with reboot); Mem:Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.fa will show up again at the next reboot or at the second reboot.
The same action has been performed at least 15 times during the last two days.

Then I attempted running Spy Sweeper 4.0; Spy Sweeper crashes in the middle of the process, which causes Generic host process for Win32 message to pop-up.

Here's what the Hijack This log says:


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:53:32 PM, on 1/12/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\2282009152145\STacSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\DYMO DiscPainter\Drivers\dyaaserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master 2\MMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\apcsystray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Home.OWNER-CEBD65DA7\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: UrlSearchHook Class - {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\ievkbd.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: link filter bho - {E33CF602-D945-461A-83F0-819F76A199F8} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\klwtbbho.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Contribute Toolbar - {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS3/contributeieplugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Webroot Toolbar - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dyaaserv.exe] "C:\Program Files\DYMO DiscPainter\Drivers\dyaaserv.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [OM2_Monitor] "C:\Program Files\OLYMPUS\OLYMPUS Master 2\MMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe" -hidden
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] "C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: APC UPS Status.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Anti-Banner - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\ie_banner_deny.htm
O9 - Extra button: &Virtual Keyboard - {4248FE82-7FCB-46AC-B270-339F08212110} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\klwtbbho.dll
O9 - Extra button: URLs c&heck - {CCF151D8-D089-449F-A5A4-D9909053F20F} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\klwtbbho.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International
O16 - DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/...Uploader55.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/ge...sh/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {FD0B6769-6490-4A91-AA0A-B5AE0DC75AC9} - https://secure.logmein.com/activex/ractrl.cab?lmi=100
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: klogon - C:\WINDOWS\system32\klogon.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Version Cue CS3 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS3\Server\bin\VersionCueCS3.exe" -win32service (file missing)
O23 - Service: APC UPS Service - American Power Conversion Corporation - C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Service (AVP) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe" -r (file missing)
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
O23 - Service: Audio Service (STacSV) - IDT, Inc. - C:\Program Files\IDT\2282009152145\STacSV.exe
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Thanks for helping!