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XP fileshare and ICS host with a host of problems

Q: XP fileshare and ICS host with a host of problems

I need help, not 30 lashes with a wet noodle. I feel stupid enough already.

I think I have a failed uninstall of Norton Internet Securities 2004 and I may not have completely removed MSN 9.0 either. The machine was handed down to me from my fifteen year old daughter, who feels that it has "a bunch of Trojans".

It is a Presario S5000NX running WinXP SP2. It has two XP clients, one of which can access the internet and be seen (usually) by other machines. The 95 client can be seen by all machines but cannot see any of them. The samba (Mandrake 10.1) client can't be seen but can (usually) see the host, 95 client, and one XP client, and can access the internet. The other XP client cannot be seen or go online, but can (usually) access files from (some of) the other computers. The samba client double-boots in Win2000 and can then access the host, 95 client, and accessible XP client, but cannot be seen. The 95 client cannot access the internet.

This ethernet LAN connectivity is subject to change without notice or apparent reason.

It is currently running AVG free and Sygate free; whenever I try to install stronger security software, I lose network connectivity (which is hardly perfect in the first place) and have to run an XP system restore.

I can also scan across the network with NOD32 on a client computer. Neither it nor AVG nor Ad-Aware nor Spybot turn anything up.

Let's start with a hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:23:01 AM, on 2/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org1.1.2\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkCalRem.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Aware.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Downloads\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://qus9.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://qus9.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microserf Internet Implorer
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0AB7AD8C-F03C-6113-E966-BA10DF9316CC} - C:\DOCUME~1\pixie\APPLIC~1\pluscake\messstop.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {243B17DE-77C7-46BF-B94B-0B5F309A0E64} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyside.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5174582A-6DE2-654B-BF5F-A1F61B468E00} - C:\PROGRA~1\pluscake\messstop.exe (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet /keeploaded /nodetect
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StorageGuard] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightLAN 02] "C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe" -l
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IPInSightMonitor 02] "C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [glue start dart global] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Info poll glue start\Second Peak.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Axis Bash Dumb Grim] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\The Vga Axis Bash\hide heck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrojanScanner] C:\Program Files\Trojan Remover\Trjscan.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Acme.PCHButton] C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAN~1\Presario\XPHNARS3EN\plugin\bin\pchbutton.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIEW] rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Begone] C:\freescan\freescan.exe -FastScan
O4 - Startup: Day Planner Pro.lnk.disabled
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 1.1.2.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org1.1.2\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Startup: spamsubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\interMute\SpamSubtract\SpamSubtract.exe
O4 - Startup: wkcalrem.LNK = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkCalRem.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Quicken Scheduled Updates.lnk = C:\Program Files\Quicken\bagent.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Researcher (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)
O10 - Broken Internet access because of LSP provider 'spsublsp.dll' missing
O16 - DPF: cpcScanner - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pote_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0401.cab
O16 - DPF: {814EA0DA-E0D9-4AA4-833C-A1A6D38E79E9} (DASWebDownload Class) - http://das.microsoft.com/activate/cab/x86/i486/NTANSI/retail/DASAct.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37983.3979513889
O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/ActiveData.cab

Thank you so much for your time.


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A:A whole host of problems.

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A:Host problems

i can see the network i set up from the desktop. i just cannot see the laptop that is connected to the network

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A:A Host of Problems

First, you need to clean the Malware OR do a clean install.

If the former, please read the following article and post anew in the Spyware secvtion;


If you opt to do a clean install, get the specifics of your motherboard so you can pre-download the necessary drivers and transfer them to CD.

That can be done using Belarc or Everest.

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Have you made any recent changes ? I would boot into safe mode and see if the problem persists, if the problem persists in safe mode check the event viewer to find the cause and post the results.

this should help you with event viewer What information appears in event logs? (Event Viewer)

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A:Whole host of problems.

please if anyone has any suggestions.

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I am using Windows XP home edition.

I posted this in the wrong forum, a few days ago: and was advised to post it here,
with a new hjt log. They did say that I had more serious problems than just my host file needing to be restored. They also said that there didn't seem to be a firewall. How can I find out if I'm using Window's firewall?

Arovax Shield popped up a message: "Warning: Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

1. Now I can't use my anti-virus program, because it stalls (freezes) before it finishes.

2. I can't use Panda or any other on-line scanner, because it too freezes before it can

3. I can't shutdown my computer - not even cold boot! I have to completely unplug it!

4. I can't do a system restore, to a previous date. (I've tried several previous dates).

I have no idea how to restore the host file, and I have no idea how it was hijacked.

Here is my new HJT log: (I hope it will be of some help)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:37:56 PM, on 12/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Solved: "Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

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I have a host-host VPN set up between a Cisco SR520 router and a PIX 515E. Connection at my end is AT&T DSL, static IP, netopia DSL modem. Don't know the service at the other end, but I do know it is a web hosting company.

I can ping the designated host computer at the other end via the VPN tunnel. They cannot reliably ping my end. If I have ping -t running to the other end, a ping coming my way works. Otherwise, not. The last two Cisco techs I have spoken with have no clue (and they have logged into both routers to examine the configuration).

Early on, we had a 2Wire DSL modem. AT&T acknowledged that its SPI firewall can be problematic. They recommended the netopia as being more transparent. Its firewall has been totally disabled.


A:Host - Host VPN not symetric

When you can't ping through the tunnel, how long is it after the last session through the tunnel? Did you do a show crypto isakmp sa to see if the tunnel is still up? Depending on the settings of the keep alives and hellos over the tunnel, the tunnel could have been brought down due to inactivity. But normally, the tunnel should just re-establish itself on the next keep alive/hello interval. If the tunnel is down, it will take a minute or so before traffic moves across the tunnel again due to the overhead of the tunnel being brought up.

What is your exact network layout? Are you doing a remote VPN configuration or a LAN to LAN (site to site) configuration where the VPN tunnel is between the SR520 and the 515E. The above assumes you are doing a LAN to LAN tunnel. Also, is the DSL modem you have bridged or still operating as a router. If it is still operating as a router, you should turn the modem into a pure modem and not a modem/router.

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A few days ago, I set a scheduled task to shut down my computer every day at 6:30 am because I was tired of having to remember it. The first day that it shut down this way, when I booted it back up, everything was wrong.

It took a very long time to boot, say 10-15 minutes. Even then, things were very slow and tended to crash. The start menu didn't load for even longer than that, and when it finally did, it worked intermittently. But that wasn't the strangest part.

If I go to My Computer > Properties, where it normally would show RAM and processor speed is BLANK. All the other information is there, OS and Computer Name and such, but then it says Computer: and nothing is underneath it.

All this is still happening. Trying to open a new program takes a very long time, but once it opens it runs fine. I am thinking maybe I should just reformat, but it seems an awful lot of trouble to go to if there is something much simpler.

All this is brand new, everything seemed fine the day before, ran quickly, etc. I do everything I can to keep this computer running smoothly, I defrag, disk cleanup, virus scan, etc often.

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i cannot connect to my localhost 5801 do i need a web server are something

A:problems with local host

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Hello, I'm Mike I am very knew to this site I was reading many posts other users had written related to what I'm about to describe. I have confidence from the technical answers given them that my problem can be solved to. The only other resort I have is to reload my computer. To begin, I believe my problem started with XP Home Security 2011 which obviously is a spoof spyware program trying to emulate true software. Anyway the program started shutting down executable files that I would try to run giving warning messages that it was in my best interest to stay away. Somehow, I believe the program is eradicated but completely I'm not sure. Then, in my task manager I noticed ping.exe was constantly running, particularly when I was connected to the net. I used registry editor to set denied permissions on the program and moved the file to another folder for a temporary fix. Prior to doing this, I tried to delete the file numerous times but to no avail because it would continue to replicate or rewrite itself. I tried the delete method because I don't personally ping and I know its a network diagnostic tool. So the ping prob is temporarily dormant. I have bigger problems pertaining to the fact that I can't successfully open the Security center in the Control Panel without getting a message asking me to restart the program. On advice from other forums I went under computer management/Services and Apps/Services to restart the program and lo and behold S... Read more

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Hi Everyone,I hope this is the correct place to post this question. I am having a heck of a time with my computer (numerous problems) and I am hoping someone can help. The problem is beyond my knowledge. My system is Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, on a Dell Inspiron 1525 2.00BG RAM. I would like to give you some background before launching into the problems and solution attempts. Last year I had a terrible virus that nearly destroyed my computer. I couldn't get the root kit out. I called Dell and they had someone access my computer remotely--that was the worst thing that I could have ever done. That person crashed my computer and I ended up with the black screen of death and it wouldn't start. I took it to a person  and they were able to eventually remove the virus after having the machine over 2wks, however my hardrive had been compromised and to keep the computer running, he had to remove a sector on my hard rive. It has worked fine ever since, but has the clicking sound and gets hot from time to time. I have it up on corks and it has maintained well, until a few weeks ago when I started having a myriad of problems. My computer will work fine if you turn it on and just surf the internet. However, the instant I try to run any antivirus it freezes (even in safe-mode). It will also freeze randomly on the internet and if it goes to screen saver, it just goes to black screen and is unresponsive. When I try to use ctrl+alt+delete {even in safe mode} the computer will eit... Read more

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ok i got my hp laptop for about three weeks now however lately i have been having major problems with my start up every time i start up its very slow and jus after the welcome screen explorer freezes and i have to go into task manager and end the process wait awhile and then run it agian
also i havve a problem with my router vista all of sudden is not recogisnising neither my wireless wen i tryto connect in school

A:vista a whole host of problems

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First thing: Where the HECK is the Back button?!?!?!
Second thing: My bookmarks are gone. All of them.
Third thing: What is that site that make addons compatible?

Any help?

A:Solved: A host of FF3 problems

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Hello there, I've finally gotten round to registering here and asking something because I've run out of ideas about some troubles with Windows.

My install is 7 Premium the 64 bit edition and recently I've been experiencing problems as follows.

It all started with the network which, as you can see in the image below, has the regular connection connected and no Internet available and an imaginary one that keeps connecting.

My computer only has one NIC installed and the connection is done like so: Modem>Router>Computers. The network also holds a Windows XP computer and that has no issues.

The weird thing is as follows, Windows 7 says I'm not connected to any network, yet the NIC gets an ip and I do have Internet access

This lead me on towards looking into the situation and it seems that I opened up Pandora's box. Basically, the Workstation and Computer Browser will not start. CB doesn't start because WS isn't on and WS errors 1067 back at me.

Trying to fix the error I ran sfc /scannow and when it finished I got to find out that there were errors it couldn't fix. The CBS.log file is enormous and mine is... full of errors.

Attachment 149498

Please take a look and tell me if there's anything I can do to fix it?


P.S. Upon restart, the second imaginary connection disappeared, the remaining real one still says I have no network access but I'm online.

A:A host of problems - related?

Thank you for moving to the appropriate section.

I'd like to follow up with some extra information and another photo.

Event viewer is loaded with errors, just today:

"The Workstation service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 17 time(s)."

Clearly that's my problem but I can't seem to find anything done to it.

Also, here's the situation right now, as is most of the time.

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Good Afternoon. Whenever I try to download, I get a message "You are currently downloading 'current.downloadhost (58 bytes)'". I get a message that states "download complete". I try to open my Download Manager and get the same message. If I click on the "current" file under documents it keeps looping back between two windows. I have Windows Vista Home Premium and MSN 9 Dial-Up. I also have Windows Live Hotmail, which I never asked for, and which doesn't communicate with MSN, confusing the whole issue. Any assistance anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. This has been going on for about one week and has been giving me fits of frustration. Thanks in advance. Auntalee ​

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When I attempt to download a file, my computer tries to download "current.downloadhost" and I am unable to view my download viewer or download the program. Has anybody else come across this problem or discovered a fix for it?

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My computer is really slow. Several family members have used my computer and only the Lord knows what they have done. I am 75 and not to smart about computers but ,my daughter-in-law has come over and is posting a hijack this log in here for you to look at. Looks like I have some real junk, can someone help me. I am a computer dummy but my daughter-in-law is a little better and can follow instructions. Please help me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:48:22 PM, on 5/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AT&T Worldnet Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.kazaa-lite.ws/
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A:Hijack this shows host problems HELP

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Okay, I've googled around and such to figure out this problem, but to no avail. Maybe you people here can help me out.

A few weeks ago my speakers suddenly stopped working. Well, they kept going on and off, and I kept getting a pop-up saying something along the lines of "Host Process for Windows Services was closed." or something.

I've tried everything, including replacment speakers, looking online for an updated version of my driver (because I read somewhere that maybe my driver was too outdated for Vista), but nothing works. My speakers still don't work.

I'm sure I'm probably not the only person with this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Host Process and Audio Problems

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When i restart my computer i *sometimes* get a Generic Host Error. Which makes certain programs not work. Also when i get this error the sound card drivers do not load. So if i try and play an audio file it says "no device". The thing i don't understand is why it dosn't happen all the time.

Any help?

A:Generic Host + Other problems on startup.

also: i have already run the wormblaster fix from Norton. Didn't do anything.

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While browsing a review website for video cards, Antivirus 2010 installed itself in the background. I without really thinking just went for a straight normal uninstall. Now I whenever I run any antivirus program, the moment it hits a file associated with the program, it immediately blocks access to the program. Another issue that came along with it is a svchost.exe in my task manager that has no process description, and when I try to Open File Location, nothing will open. I have checked the internet for guides on removal, but they are all outdated, and the program most recommended by them, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, is no longer effective. A side note on this is when I look at the Windows 7 Resource Manager, if I try to put a check mark on the process, it will block Resource Monitor as well.

OS: Windows 7 Professional
Programs that were blocked on use: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 trial, Spybot S&D, HijackThis, Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware.

Is there any known solution to this version of Antivirus 2010?

A:Antivirus 2010 and a host of other problems

Hello ,let's try it this way...Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How To Enter Safe Mode>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run Superantisypware (SAS): Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home UsersDouble-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-cli... Read more

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I keep getting this message on my computer:

"Generic Host for Win32 Services Encountered a problem and needs to close"

When I click, "OK", it disconnects me from the internet and when I try to reconnect, I get a "modem is unavailable". And I have to reboot.

I've ran Adaware, Spyware, updated my Window's with available patches, reported the error messages and downloaded their "fix", etc... To no avail.

Here is my hi-jack log. Do y'all have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

~~~~~~ Hi-Jack Log ~~~~~~~​
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:09:02 AM, on 9/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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A:Windows and Generic Host problems?

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Hi all! I'm not sure just where to post this. If this isn't the place please advise . . .

I?ve moved my WordPress sites to iPage from JustHost.Before I moved them, they were already giving me the. WSOD - White Screen of Death. Tried the solutionssuggested at WordPress.org with no success, i.e. renaming plugins folder and renaming current theme so it reverts to the default WP theme. Figured I would just move them andwork on that out later. The sites themselves showed up, I just couldn?t log into do anything.

After I backed everything up and moved them, I got the internal server error.Databases have the same names as before but I realized that I had changedusernames and pw for them, so I tried to fix it by editing thewp-sample-config.php for the root directory?used HTML Kit to edit it?renamed itand uploaded it. Nothing. Checked thefolders for the rest of my sites and discovered that some of them have awp-config.php file and some don?t.

I started a thread at WordPress.org yesterday morning and was happy to get a quick response even though I'd forgotten to title my post. (It was later titled for me.)

I wastold that all my sites' folders need a wp-config file. But we?d work first on main site. Said to delete the htaccess file from the root directory. I think he also said to delete the wp-config.php file as well. There was no htaccess file in the root directory. I deleted the wp-config file. Aannndddd . . .I?m still waiting to find out how to proceed from there.

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A:Problems with WP Sites Before and After Moving to New Host

500 is a generic error which tells us nothing first step is ti check any server logs to see if they give more detail there is often another code after 500 which gives more clues. Wont the hosting site give support?

There are lots of reasons why your site might be serving a 500 Error to your users, but two are most common:

A Permissions Error. In most cases, a 500 Internal Server Error is due to an incorrect permission on one or more files or folders. In most of those cases, an incorrect permission on a PHP and CGI script is to blame. These should usually be set at 0775 (-rwxr-xr-x).A PHP Timeout. If your script connects to external resources and those resources timeout, an HTTP 500 error can occur. Timeout rules, or better error handling in your script, should help if this is the cause of the 500 error.A Coding Error in .htaccess. While not as common, be sure to check that your site's .htaccess file is properly structured.
First thing I would do as a quick test is make a very simple webpage upload it as index.htm or what ever is set as default see if you can see that just do one site. If you can see the webpage we know there is no problem with dns etc how long ago did you move it as it can take 48+ hours for dns to settle?

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Hi, I was having extremely choppy audio and video. After days of tweaking and checking with a Latency Checker i found that my PCIe xD Host Controller driver was the one that caused the problem. When disabled audio and video is ok. I have searched the manufacturer site JMicron and installed the 4 latest versions of JMicron Card Driver but it wont function with any of the versions. What can I do. Can I Install a driver from other manufacturer, I record audio so for me this is a mayor headache.


PD. I run a Toshiba A665D-S9061 , 4Gb of Ram with Wndows 7, Focusrite Scarlett USB audio interface.

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Installing an Adaptec AHA-150X/1510/152X SCSI Host Adapter and everything is working fine except that everytime I reboot i get the following error: "Host Adapter Diagnostic Error press F1 to boot" right after the memory count. This isn't a major problem but I would like it to boot up without having to press F1. The scanner that uses the card works just great, and there are no other noticeable problems. What am I missing here?

A:SCSI Host Adapter problems

Well, that usually means that there is some kind of memory conflict with the card.

Maybe with a sound card or modem you have installed... can you try taking out all cards but video and the SCSI? See if the problem goes away? You don't need to let it go into Windows of course - the error happens long before that.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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I have been getting the Generic Service Host problem, when using internet and email, and have been trying to find the answers on many forums, including bleeping. The most sense answer has been supplied by Buckeye Sam on these forums, but I believe the solutions will be specific to individual computers as I do not have some of the lines shown in the other fella's Combofix log. Mine follows:

Thom - 06-11-29 19:42:12.33 Service Pack 2
ComboFix 06.11.27W - Running from: "C:\Documents and Settings\Thom\Desktop\Seldom"

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2006-10-29 to 2006-11-29 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2006-11-28 11:02 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\Updates
2006-11-28 10:41 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2006-11-26 16:05 <DIR> d--h----- C:\WINDOWS\$hf_mig$
2006-11-17 09:18 <DIR> d-------- C:\WINDOWS\system32\Kaspersky Lab
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2006-11-29 06:14 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus
2006-11-28 12:44 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield
2006-11-28 12:27 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Registry Mechanic
2006-11-22 07:14 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Movie Maker
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A:Generic Service Host Problems

Hello DrightenPlease post any error messages that appear in the Event Viewer under Administrative Tools.

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Hi...I'm using Spybot's host file tool. It's making my computer very slow and sometimes doesn't even bring up the page. Can someone help me out with this problem??

A:Solved: Problems With Host Files!!!!!

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Thanks for your advice. I've transferred my problem to "Malware Removal & Hijack This Logs", as you suggested.

How do I delete this thread??

A:"Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

Try deleting or renaming the Hosts file.
It will be recreated, so no harm to try.
It's at:
It's named "HOSTS- no extension.
You can open this file with Notepad of you're curious enough to see what it says.

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Now I know for sure that there is a worm or rootkit or Alcureon or Vundo (all of the above apeared as notices from Avast! and AVG) and I'm waiting to fix it, but they must have gotten deeper because the CPU is repeatedly restarting from the "DCOM Server process launcher services terminated unexpectedly" and the Data Execution Prevention. This thing is getting worse by the day and I need to know how to stop it.

A:Generic Host Process for Win32 problems

What scans have you done?What anitvirus/malware software have you installed and ran?DO you have avast and avg installed on this machine? Quietman7 has addressed this issue with a fix on another forum posting. Please follow his directions from this link http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24936

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I have been having some trouble with a device in my device manager its labeled scsi/raid host controller sometimes it has a red x or sometimes a yellow !, but i have noticed it because ive been trying to burn some documents on a couple of cds and its not letting me use any programs like imgburn, clonecd, nero, but i dont know if this has anything to do with it or not because dont know what a raid controller is.
I have a HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook PC running on Windows XP Pro (SP3)
Let me know if you need any more info , but if you find me a helpful fix for this could you still explain what this item is and what was wrong in the first place, im kindof curious.

A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller problems

This is a SATA controller. Usually for a hard drive or CD/ DVD drive. Try updating the driver by going to your computer manufacturers web site and downloading the driver.Is the burner drive showing up in the Device Manager?

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(I have read all administration threads. )
My pc is windows xp, sp2. I have a few problems with my pc. My son downloaded some games offline recently, then the worst problems started. I get a Generic Host Process for Windows 32 Services error popping up when I reboot pc, and the speakers have stopped working-no sound.( possibly related)? I don't know if my pc has malware or its been hijacked. Also, when I try to turn on windows firewall I get a a popup : windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service. I also get popups repeatedly that says my virtual memory is slow and pc is attempting to fix. Sims City Game is downloaded plus I believe a couple of other games, if you think the games are taking up to much space, I can uninstall them.

I would appreciate any help, thank you so much.

Error Signature

Generic Host Process for Windows 32 Services encountered a problem and need to close.
szAppName: svchost.exe szAppVer: 5.1.2600.2180
szModName:unknown szModVer: offset:e79f32a2

C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\Temp|WER 1930. dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp

C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\Temp|WER 1930. dir00\appcompat.txt

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:02:50 AM, on 6/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any help...
Recently, my Alien laptop began having problems with internet connectivity. Google Chrome and IE are often not able to resolve addresses - about 90% of the time. Chrome will be stuck on "resolving host..." and then eventually give the error, server DNS address cannot be found.
Sometimes the browsers are able to resolve addresses especially if the computer has not been used for several days, it will easily connect to the internet and perform downloads for several minutes until it begins to have problems again.
Some applications that connect to the internet seem to have more problems than others. Steam seems slower at times but mostly unaffected. Origin's game portal is unable to connect.
I have attempted the solutions listed here ... http://www.webnots.com/correct-chrome-resolving-host-issue/ ... with no success.
I have licensed Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes. Both updated and ran with no issues.
The network I am on has not changed recently and two other computers are using it without a problem so the router does not seem to be the issue.
Not sure if this is a virus but I have read about DNS hacks and I was worried.
Again thanks for any help.

A:Internet connection problems... Resolving Host...

Hello jzazj, probably not malware but run these ....MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool... Read more

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a couple of minutes after i turn on the computer it says that generic host process win32 isnt working. then the computer stops detecting the aduio mixer and music and stuff wont work but sounds that the computer makes like beeps and stuff still come out of the speakers. here a log. please help figure it out Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:55:43 PM, on 19/06/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Command Software\Command AntiVirus\avinitnt.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Command Software\Command AntiVirus\schscnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvraidservice.exeC:\Program Files\A... Read more

A:Generic Host Win32 Audio Problems

Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ (W2K/XP Only)? Install ewido.? During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".? Launch ewido? It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen? On the left side of the main screen click update? Click on Start and let it update.? DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:(Start tapping F8 at the first black screen after power up)Run Ewido:? Click on scanner? Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.? During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK? When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.? Save the report to your C: DriveThis will take some time to run!Boot to normal modePost that log and a new HiJack log

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