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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by livingsingle, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. livingsingle

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    when i log on to my MSN internet, after awhike a program error pop up saying the svchost has generated errors and you need to restart your computer. After that happens I have to restart my computer. I tried everything to correct the problem but nothing helps.
     
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    Welcome! :)

    Do you see a message that resembles "svchost.exe has generated errors and will be closed down by windows"? shortly after you log in? If so, it sounds like W32.Blaster.

    Start/run/type in msconfig and go to the startup tab. Do you see
    "msblast.exe" there?

    If so go here: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html

    Long read; but it will help you remove it.
     
  3. ppollock

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    Frequently I am getting the error message "svchost.exe has generated errors and will be closed by windows."

    This is after a clean installation of both w2k & Norton System Works. I am sure there are no viruses on the computer. If I just ignore the error message, whatever I am doing seems to keep on okay, but I cannot find out what to do about the errror message.

    Any suggesitons?
     
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    thanks for the pointer. i will give it a try and repsond with results.
     
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