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Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by akimatsu, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. akimatsu

    akimatsu Thread Starter

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    Can someone please tell me what "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" is? i searched on google but it the answers there weren't too clear.

    Generic Host Process for Win32 Services is getting past my firewall without me knowing. I only figured it out a couple of days ago. It's the only program that i haven't manually configured whether or not to allow it to access the internet and it botheres me that i don't know what it does.

    my computer behaves weirdly sometimes. Is there any possibility that it is that program's fault? What would happen if i stopped it from accessing the internet?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    It *could* be a virus

    Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe
    Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
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