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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

[Solved] "Svchost.exe" Generic Host Process Error

Problem description:
What is an Generic Host Process for Win32 Services and svchost.exe?
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or svchost.exe is a legal and essential component of Windows which is used to host services which run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. So it is not a problem in most cases if you see five or six or even more copies of svchost.exe running in your services because they host different groups of DLLs. However, there are several known spyware and trojans that pretend to be legal svchost.exe. They usually have the same name or one of the following names: svchost.exe, svchosts.exe (which often causes svchosts.exe page faults), Generic.exe, svcchost.exe and several others. Please note that legal svchost.exe should reside in Windows\System32 folder and should not appear in startup list.

Why do you see "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem" or similar error messages?
The are several possible reasons of this error message.
Reason 1: You have one of numerous worms, viruses and trojans which pretent themselves to be legal svchost.exe or use legal svchost.exe to run themselves at windows startup. These threats include: CashToolbar Downloader-MY, System1060, CoolWebSearch Svchost32, ADCLICK-AG, ADCLICK-AX, ADUYO-A, AGENT-V, AGOBOT-KL, AUTOTROJ-C and many others.
Reason 2: Some legal DLL which uses svchost.exe to run itself at Windows startup crashed and causec crash of the whole svchost.exe service.
Reason 3: You have just installed update from Microsoft which contains errorneous verison of Windows Installer or double-byte character set (DBCS) characters support (only occures in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)).
Reason 4: You installed old printer or scanner drivers from Hewlett-Packard which are incompatible with the current version of svchost.exe.

This error has been haunting most of Windows PCs from a long time and is really one dreadful bug. The problem in my last fix was that it would cure the Generic Host Error Message from appearing but it would close the connection to the network PCs.
Here are 4 new solutions to the Generic Host For Win32 Error in Windows:
Solution# 1:
1.        Hop to ‘Run’ and open ‘Regedit’
2.        Navigate to:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > Browser >    

3.        Find the Key
      Name: IsDomainMaster
      and set
      Data: False
4.        Restart Your PC
Solution# 2:
1.        Go to ‘Run’ and open ‘cmd’
2.        Type ‘netsh’ in command console then press enter
3.        Then type ‘winsock’ and press enter and then type reset
4.        Restart Your PC
Solution# 3:
Get the LspFix and follow the steps as directed
Solution# 4:
Get the Microsoft Update Patch and apply it. Thanx to Nirmal for this.
I hope one of these solutions will definitely help you rectify the erorr

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