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Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Q: Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Hello, I recently have came across this same exact problem with my computer. I just have one question, would I be able to follow these steps in order to get my computer clean? If you could get back to me I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance. I actually tried doing the same process you used for conor1123 and once you got to BlitzBlank, I didn't know if the file you put down for him to copy and paste into the script was unique for his computer only. Hello, I've just recently came across this message while playing Borderlands 2 and it put my computer into a restart. I don't know what could be wrong and how to go about fixing this problem. It has been occurring for around 3-4 days now. Thank you to anyone who can guide me through identifying the problem and helping me remove it. Thank you in advance! Mod Edit:  Merged posts from another member's topic - Hamluis.

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Hi, posting this as requested by xXToffeeXx
 
The computer is restarting every few minutes with the DCOM error.
 
Malware bytes is also blocking IP 66.45.56.109 
 
I posted some logs from rkill over at my original post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/520237/windows-must-now-restart-because-the-dcom-server-process-terminated-unexpectedly/
 
Here is the dds log, attached is the attach file, as requested.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16722
Run by bmullican at 11:35:53 on 2014-01-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3548.2008 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: Trend Micro OfficeScan Anti-spyware *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Trusted Drive Manager\TdmService.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Feel free to close this topic, system restore worked. 

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Not sure if this is in the right section! Move it if need be because it may or may not be virus related!
 
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bitProcessor: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7Processor Count: 12RAM: 16325 MbGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780x2, -1024 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 114369 MB, Free - 48449 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1273973 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 59 MB; F: Total - 2097050 MB, Free - 588597 MB;Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., SABERTOOTH X79Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 
 
 
Yesterday night the game (DayZ) I was playing froze and both my screens went black and then came back on. No error
Today I play the same game and both screens go black and I finally got the "Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly" error and my computer proceeds to restart. Keep in mind, I've been playing this game for weeks without this problem and have not installed any programs or touched my hardware. I eventually decided on wiping my OS for a clean install instead of posting just to see if that would fix the problem.
Once I got everything up and running again I eventually started having problems again except this time with a similar but different error message. "Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly." But at this point it doesn't seem tied to the games I'... Read more

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bitProcessor: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7Processor Count: 12RAM: 16325 MbGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780x2, -1024 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 114369 MB, Free - 48449 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1273973 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 59 MB; F: Total - 2097050 MB, Free - 588597 MB;Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., SABERTOOTH X79Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 
Hey guys, I was redirected here after being helped by Broni Here's my previous topic.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519518/windows-must-now-restart-because-the-dcom-server-process-terminated-unexpectedly/
 
I'm here now because somehow the same problem has shown up again twice. Skype ends up crashing with some kind of ActiveX error then I eventually get the old error I was producing which was either: "Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly." or "Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly."
 
I quickly ran rKill to see if the problem I had before returned. Sure enough:
Searching for Missing Digital Signatures: 
 
 * C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll : 510,464 : 07/13/2009 06:41 PM : fe2360da5601f06f0dc30c62e0a4860c [NoSig]
 +-> C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-com-base-qfe-rpcss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c5bfcda3579104e3\rpcss.dll : 509,440... Read more

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

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Another issue i have: when in google chrome and i click on a link, it takes me to a different site and tries to get me to download their stuff.
 
I have windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
This problem started about 2-3 weeks ago. It happens randomly and it gets frustrating because I would be in the middle of gaming or on the web and my computer would just restart randomly. Also i have started using another web browser (firefox) because its harder to navigate google chrome because chrome takes me to different websites frequently asking me to download a software. For example if i wanted to download itunes at itunes.com, instead google would take me to http://itunes.softwaredl.net/
 
I have tried following steps on another post concerning the samet thing, but unfortunately nothing happened. I downloaded CCleaner and superantispyware + malwarebytes trials to do scanning. It removed threats, but i still have the problem with my computer force restarting and my google chrome being screwed up.
 
So, I have been told by xXToffeeXx in my original post http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/521186/windows-must-now-restart-because-the-dcom-server-process-terminated-unexpectedly/ to download DDS and post them in a new topic. There are two notepad logs so I will post both just to make sure. I put the attached file attach.txt in this post instead of copy pasting. Thank you for the help in advance
 
 
DDS.txt file
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Interne... Read more

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Another issue i have: when in google chrome and i click on a link, it takes me to a different site and tries to get me to download their stuff.

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Hi,You got hit with the latest version of Zekos. One of your system files (rpcss.dll) has been patched.You'll need more advanced tools to replace that file. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.xXToffeeXx~ 

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My computer has been randomly rebooting, and I just got this message before the most recent reboot.
 
Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Hello, this is usually an infection so run these and see.Please 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.Download 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 require, 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....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Window... Read more

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Over the past couple weeks I've been trying to figure out what's wrong and have even reformatted my computer to a different hard drive trying to fix it. Then it came back today. It's been maybe a week since reformat.
 
I've received several error messages:
Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly
Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly
 
symptoms include computer slowing down and svchost.exe (hosting Plug and Plan and DCOM) climbs stealing in memory use form 10k when it starts to over 3,000k when it tries to restart my computer after closing either DCOM or Plug and Play
 
I'm Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
12gb RAM
 
Help me out guys! I can't do anything for more than 3 or 4 hours until this pops up

A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Welcome aboard  Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your Desktop.There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.Do not reboot until instructed.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.Post it in your next reply.NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.

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Not sure if this is in the right section! Move it if need be because it may not be virus related!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 16325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780x2, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114369 MB, Free - 48449 MB; D: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1273973 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 59 MB; F: Total - 2097050 MB, Free - 588597 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., SABERTOOTH X79
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
~Windows 7 64bit~
Running AVG as my antivirus.
Yesterday night the game (DayZ) I was playing froze and both my screens went black and then came back on. No error
Today I play the same game and both screens go black and I finally got the "Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly" error and my computer proceeds to restart. Keep in mind, I've been playing this game for weeks without this problem and have not installed any programs or touched my hardware. I eventually decided on wiping my OS for a clean install instead of posting just to see if that would fix the problem.
Once I got everything up and running again I eventually started having problems again except this time with a similar but different error message. "Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process term... Read more

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I believe I have an infected computer. I have run malware bytes and malware bytes antirootkit to no avail.
 
I saw another post here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519518/windows-must-now-restart-because-the-dcom-server-process-terminated-unexpectedly/ and tried some of the logging tools, I'll post rkills logs to start out with because that seemed to be the only one to report any kind of issue.
 
 
 
 
Rkill 2.6.5 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2014 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
 http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html
 
Program started at: 01/09/2014 10:45:29 AM in x86 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 7 Professional 
 
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 
 * No malware services found to stop.
 
Checking for processes to terminate:
 
 * No malware processes found to kill.
 
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 
 * No issues found in the Registry.
 
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
 
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 
 * No issues found.
 
Checking Windows Service Integrity: 
 
 * No issues found.
 
Searching for Missing Digital Signatures: 
 
 * C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll : 376,320 : 07/13/2009 06:16 PM : f2e8f3e59d3a11c3030a859aa4a0ca2e [NoSig]
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A:Windows must now restart because the DCOM server process terminated unexpectedly

Hi,You got hit with the newest infection. One of your system files (rpcss.dll) has been patched.You'll need more advanced tools to replace that file. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.xXToffeeXx~

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Running Windows XP, I get an error that reads "Generic Host Process for Win32 has encountered a problem and must close," then shortly after I get the error posted in the title. I've run "shutdown -a" to stop the timer and run HJT. Any help appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:58:44 PM, on 2/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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A few days ago my pc started acting funny, at the time I was using Sunbelt Vipre Antivirus Premium, and it detected nothing during it's nightly deep scans I ran on schedule. It started with my pc randomly freezing and rebooting, then I started getting errors saying "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly". I ignored the first instance of that, as it did not happen again until a day or two later, then again in less time in between than the first two, then it would be a few times a day. I've since done a clean reformat of my C drive and fresh install of Windows 7 x64. It's been 2 days since the reformat, and I've been slow to re-install programs and games. I've only installed things I know are from trusted companies and developers, nothing fishy.

Yesterday, I was in the middle of a gaming session when my pc went black, started the shut down process and acted as if it was installing windows updates during the shutdown, only it was saying something about updating registry entries etc etc. Restarted just fine, logged in and hopped back into the gaming session. A few hours later, I got the same DCOM Server error as before, and have since had 3 other instances of it, one of which nothing was open or running on the pc aside from the standard background processes.

I will post logs from both HJT and DDS, appreciate the help when someone can get to it, know you guys (gals) are busy. Thanks!
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A:DCOM Server Process Launcher terminated unexpectedly. Forced Restart, logs included.

First off sorry for the long double post here, just attempting to get as much information out from the get go to get a bigger jump on the fix (hopefully), as I'll be at work a lot the next few days and won't have much time to tinker with programs or even check this forum for replies or to answer questions.

I've got an update with a bit more information. I noticed that moments before I get the error, my HDD starts scanning like crazy (being loud, I assume like it's searching for files etc..), when I heard this the most recent time, I opened task manager and found that one of the svchost.exe processes was running at over 1 million k, moments later I got the error. Now that may not be significant, but in my past experiences I've not ever seen them go over 300k really. I attempted to capture a screen shot and save it as a .jpeg before it shut down, but was unable to. I did capture one immediately upon restarting my pc, and noticed one of the svchosts.exe usage shot up significantly and then slowed. I'll post a screen shot of the details of that particular one, and will continue to monitor that specific process from time to time. Again, not sure if it's related, or even if the process I have highlighted is the same one that was over 1 mil just before the error.

EDIT: From the time I snapped this screen shot, which was moments before posting this reply, to the time I had posted it, give or take 5-8 minutes. That same svchost.exe has gone form ... Read more

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A little over a week ago I started receiving two errors, one saying that the DCOM Server Process Terminated Unexpectedly, the other saying Windows Plug and Play stopped working. Each message will pop up after my computer has been on for a few hours, and afterwards it's forced to restart. I ran a Malwarebytes virus scan, but it detected no problems, so any help on this would be appreciated.
I posted a topic in the "Am I infected?" boards, but was redirected here for help. 
 
Here are the DDS.txt logs:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by William at 18:58:53 on 2014-01-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8086.5257 [GMT -8:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\AUDIODG.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Windows 7 - DCOM Server Process Terminated Unexpectedly

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My computer is running on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
Since a few days ago, I've been starting to receive a message stating that the "DCOM Server Process Terminated Unexpectedly." A minute or so after the message shows up my computer is forced to restart. 
The message will come up after my computer has been on for a few hours, it's happened while playing games, or just browsing on Chrome.
Sometimes I'll receive a message saying "Windows must now restart because the Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly." I'm not sure what triggers this one, but as with the other error, windows is forced to restart in a short period of time.
I've ran a Malwarebytes virus scan on both of my drives, but it showed that there were no viruses. It's strange that this is happening now, because I've been using this computer for well over a year with no troubles.

A:Windows 7 - DCOM Server Process Terminated Unexpectedly

Hello GH, this is a newer malware and we need a deeper look.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Hi!  I just started getting an error message in an alert window:
 
"dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly windows xp. The system is shutting down. Please save all work in process and log off (which it does not allow me to do). Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shut down was initiated by NT Authority DCOM server proces launcer service terminated unexpectedly."
 
My computer then shuts down.  It happens about every twenty minutes.  Thanks in advance for your help.  I really appreciate it.
 
Moderator Edit: Moved from the Malware logs forum due to the absence of any logs
Roger

A:dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly windows xp

Thank you for moving this to the correct place.  I apologize for posting in the wrong place.  I would provide logs but now my computer will not boot and has a blank screen that reads:
"NTLDR is missing
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"
 
I am at a complete loss.  Thanks again!

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Randomly getting a pop-up window stating DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly.  My computer then shuts down and immediately restarts.  Happens while gaming, surfing the internet, and while computer is on but not is use.  Have done the steps from: 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519518/windows-must-now-restart-because-the-dcom-server-process-terminated-unexpectedly/
 
Link to original thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523847/dcom-server-process-launcher-service-terminated-unexpectedly/

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 6/7/2013 2:39:28 PM
System Uptime: 2/10/2014 1:10:24 PM (1 hours ago)
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Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. |  | H61M-PLUS
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3350P CPU @ 3.10GHz | LGA1155 | 3101/100mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 931 GiB total, 471.681 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP64: 2/9/2014 9:00:49 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
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==== Installed Programs ======================
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Adobe Reader XI (11.0.03)
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
Akamai NetSession Interface
Cisco EAP-FAST Module
Cisco LEAP Module
Cisco PEAP Module
DC Universe Online
Dynasty Warriors Online
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A:DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly Windows 7 Logs

Hi and Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.Type the following in the edit box on FRST, after "Search:".rpcss.dllIt then should look like:Search: rpcss.dllClick Search button and post the log (Search.txt) it makes on the USB drive in your next reply.

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Hello all. I'm typing this from another computer, as my infected PC cannot connect to the Internet. My OS is Windows XP SP2. My security consists of AVG Free (antivirus), an outdated version of Comodo Firewall Pro (firewall), MalwareBytes, and Windows Defender. I wouldn't know if this is adequate protection--I'm a "casual user," if that's the term--but it's worked for me so far.

Initially I received this error message while surfing the web on Firefox: This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown initiated by NT Authority\System.

Below that, it reads: Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly.

Not knowing what to do then, I just let the countdown run out and my computer rebooted. All seemed normal. Then Comodo started acting up. At the lower right corner of my screen, above the clock, I received pop-up messages that the Application Monitor and other components of the firewall were no longer working, and that I should re-install Comodo to see if the problem would go away. I wasn't able to get the message word for word, I apologize. So I opened up the Comodo Firewall to see what was going on, and the Application Monitor, Component Monitor, Network monitor, and Application Behavior Analysis had all been shut off. When I tried to turn each of them back on, Comodo wouldn't let me. So, I uninstalled Com... Read more

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Hi all of a sudden i am getting this error

DCOM server process launcher service has terminated unexpectedly

and it counts down one minute, so what i have done is this

Start -> Run -> type "services.msc" without quotations
Select "DCOM Server Process Launcher"
Right Click -> Properties
Change Startup type to Disabled
Click on Recovery Tab
Change all failures to Take No Action

but i have also done a log file so if you need it please let us know as i have no clue why this is happened

Regards,
Aaron

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.My machine is regularly running at upper 90% CPU Usage and at will randomly try to shut down giving the "dcom server process launcher terminated unexpectedly""shutdown -a" has given me time to run some scans, but nothing is found.please helpDDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Shelby at 20:25:41.68 on Sat 01/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702AV: AVG Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: AVG Firewall *enabled* {8decf618-9569-4340-b34a-d78d28969b66}============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://desktop.presario.net/scripts/redirectors/presario/deskredir.dll?s=consumer&LC=0409&c=1c00uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/uWindow Title = TIESuInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexploreuSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/keyword/%suURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dllmURLSearchHooks: AVG Security Toolbar BHO: {a3bc75a2-1f87-4686-aa43-5347d756017c} - c:\program files\avg\avg9\toolbar\IEToolbar.dllBHO: {0... Read more

A:dcom server process launcher terminated unexpectedly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I too am having the same problem as several others on the forum. I have dl and ran the TDDSKiller scvript you asked for and am including the log filehere as you requested the others to do. In addition I have something that has hijacked my browser. When I clcik on a link in Google it jumps to random sites rather than the site I wanted, that is unless I request it to open in a new tab, then it seems to go where I want it to. Thank you.

01:04:24:000 3412 TDSS rootkit removing tool 2.2.2 Jan 13 2010 08:42:25
01:04:24:000 3412 ================================================================================
01:04:24:000 3412 SystemInfo:
01:04:24:000 3412 OS Version: 5.1.2600 ServicePack: 3.0
01:04:24:000 3412 Product type: Workstation
01:04:24:000 3412 ComputerName: DCXNYR71
01:04:24:000 3412 UserName: fred ray
01:04:24:000 3412 Windows directory: C:\WINDOWS
01:04:24:000 3412 Processor architecture: Intel x86
01:04:24:000 3412 Number of processors: 1
01:04:24:000 3412 Page size: 0x1000
01:04:24:000 3412 Boot type: Normal boot
01:04:24:000 3412 ================================================================================
01:04:24:015 3412 UnloadDriverW: NtUnloadDriver error 2
01:04:24:015 3412 ForceUnloadDriverW: UnloadDriverW(klmd21) error 2
01:04:24:015 3412 MyNtCreateFileW: NtCreateFile(\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\klmd.sys) returned status 00000000
01:04:24:031 3412 UtilityInit: KLMD drop and load success
01:04:24:031 3412 KLMD_OpenDevice: Trying to open KLMD Device(KLMD2... Read more

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Occasionally I will get this message after rebooting my computer. Also after returning from the screen saver, the computer will freeze! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is the HJT

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:16:10 PM, on 1/25/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5555
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A:DCom server process launcher terminated unexpectedly

Anyone with any ideas?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 138.4

I am getting the error dcom server process launcher terminated unexpectedly windows must restart. I have already ran malwarebytes and it finds nothing.

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"DCOM Server Process Launcher terminated unexpectedly"

This has only happened to me while im playing a game called 'Crysis'. My computer is forced to restart after this message appears. I assume this is due to malware, i did some googling and some other people have said it may be a 'Rootkit'. Thats all i know, and here is my hjt log, Fix me up doc!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:18 AM, on 6/7/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ASUS\EPU\EPU.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Users\Bobo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Bobo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Bobo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Bobo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Bobo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:DCOM Server Process Launcher terminated unexpectedly

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Have Dell laptop with Windows Vista. Keep getting error "dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly". After about a minute the system restarts. If I run "shutdown -a", I can stop the constant restarts. I've run a bunch of scans -- nothing found today. I installed malwarebytes and hijack this. Malwarebytes did not find anything today (yesterday it found and deleted a few files). I don't know what to do the the hijack this log. I've attached it -- can you help?Thanks!!PaulaLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 11:37:20 AM, on 1/22/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\Data\bin\launcher\Reader Library Launcher.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer�... Read more

A:Dcom server process launcher terminated unexpectedly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly
 
 
Here is the log from Security Check
 
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.79  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 MVPS Hosts File  
 Spybot - Search & Destroy 
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300  
 Adobe Reader XI  
 Google Chrome 32.0.1700.102  
 Google Chrome 32.0.1700.107  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
 Spybot Teatimer.exe is disabled!
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 3% 
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
 
 
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 02-02-2014
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on 10-02-2014 at 11:06:00
Running from "C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
****************************************************************
 
Internet Services:
============
 
Connection Status:
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Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
 
 
Windows Firewall:
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A:DCOM Server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly

You're infected with Zekos malware.It'll require elevated help. Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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i know theres a thread for this on windows xp, but i wasnt sure if it would be different on vista.
basically this message about the DCOM comes up a lot and i dont know why.
also i get a message about the host process for windows service has stopped working.
then also the plug and play service has been terminated unexpectedly.
and right now norton keeps finding some kind of trojan. i may be rubbish with computers but i know thats bad.
oh also my computer crashed twice yesterday, like the screen just went black and blue.
iv also now done scans that have found things called networm and worm win and all sorts of other things. my laptop is pretty messed up at the moment!
please can someone help me!

i downloaded that hijack thing and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:25:15, on 25/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\ArcadeDeluxeAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Deluxe\PlayMovie\PMVService.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Windows\syste... Read more

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Hi,
I followed a previous thread where you noted:

Disable Timer - DONE

I installed PC TOOLS - Spyware Dr. and it is currently running. I am only at 31% and have the following 4 threats:

Adware Advertising
Application. tracking Cookie
Rogue Antispyware security tool
Trojan. Malscript
plus 28 infections.

I don't know how to find the report to send back to you....plus I don't know how to remove these.
Can you please help?

Much appreciated!
 

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Hi

When ever I start my Laptop, after 5 minutes a warning appears with a 60 seconds time saying " DCOM Server Process launcher service terminated unexpectedly" and my laptop shuts down.

I read the forums and did Run>cmd>shutdown -a

This helps, and warning message goes off. but whenever I restart my Laptop, message appears again.

Can someone tell me the solution.

Thanks
TAN

A:DCOM Server Process launcher service terminated unexpectedly

Hi -

Don't restart the laptop if possible.

Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:


Code:

@shutdown -a
Save this as fix.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files"
It should look like this:

Each time your machine threatens to shutdown, double click on fix.bat & it shall abort the shutdown procedure. That should ease some of your current difficulties.

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Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here, here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop.
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Please include the following logs in your thread:Contents of the DDS.txt posted as text in your reply
Attach the Attach.txt to your post by clicking the Manage Attachments button under Additonal Options>Attach Files on the composition page. Browse to where you saved the file, and click Upload.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
The program will begin to run, and perform ... Read more

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System keeps shutting down with this message displayed.
Did "shutdown -a" to stop timer.
Ran Super Antispyware, Malewarebytes Anti-malware, Spybot S&D, AVG, and CCleaner.
Still having issues.
Below is my Hijack this log.
Any suggestions?
Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:51:05 PM, on 1/20/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\RPG\Tmp\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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I have two laptops on my home network, which both seem to be infected with the same malware.
Both today received a message staying that the DCOM Server Process Launcher Service had terminated unexectedly and that my system would reboot in 60 seconds.

On laptop 1, I dumbly played along and let it reboot and now I can't get most of my automatic services started (tells me the file is missing) and I have no network connections either.

On laptop 2, which I booted when the first was not usable, gave me the same message, but after reading how you resolved this issue for someone else (on my phone), I quickly issued a shutdown -a to prevent it. So far so good, in that I still have internet here and that message hasn't come back.

Anyway, What do I have to do to restore these laptops to good health?
Thanks,
Doug

A:DCOM Server Process Launcher Service Terminated Unexpectedly

Hi Doug,

Do you have by any chance McAfee antivirus installed on those systems?

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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Download GMER here by clicking download exe -button and then saving it your desktop:Double-click .exe that you downloaded
Click rootkit-tab, uncheck files option and then click scan.
Don't check
Show All
box while scanning in progress!
When scanning is ready, click Copy.
This copies log to clipboard
Post log (if the log is long, archive it into a zip file and attach instead of posting) in your reply.

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Everytime I turn on my Dell computer ( I have windows XP) I get an error stating "The system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. The shut down was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM.

Message: Windows must now restart becuase the DCOM Services Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly."

I also get another pop-up message stating: "Generic host process for WIN32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I have downloaded and ran AVG, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Ad-Adware. All programs found viruses/infections which I deleted but the problem is still occuring. Any suggestions?
 

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I sure hope someone can help. Have read the forum and have attached the hijackthis log. Please take a look. Any help in correcting this would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:51:40 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\beremote.exe
D:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\benetns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\export\OOCCSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\dataeng\bin\dcevt32.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\dataeng\bin\dcstor32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ismserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Array Manager\mr2kserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\srsmain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$BKUPEXEC\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\oma\bin\omsad32.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\iws\bin\win32\omaws32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Hi,I'm new to this forum. I found bleepingcomputer.com from hijackthis after downloading the software. I have a really annoying problem. I have a Dell Optiplex 320 and running Windows XP Pro 2002 SP3. About two weeks ago, I started experiencing a problem within Google's search engine listings. Whenever I try to click a link on the search results, it redirects me to a url different from the url listed in the Google search results. (i.e.- The link shows www.bleepingcomputer.com and I'm redirected to www.joeblogsspyware.com) I've tried searching various forums to fix this issue with no luck. I also restored the default settings of IE with no luck. Just a few days ago, my computer started shutting down on me at random. I get an error "System Shutting Down. Shutdown Initiated By NT Authority System" and "DCOM Server Process Launcher Service Terminated Unexpectedly". The computer then shuts down after a 60 second countdown timer expires. I can stop it from shutting down if I open the following START/RUN/ and type "shutdown -a" then hit Enter.I've tried running PC Tools Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, Adaware, and McAffee and have not found any viruses. I also removed all programs from ADD/Remove programs that I don't use and don't recognize. I also removed all programs from my start-up that I didn't recognize. (However, there is one called dumprep 0 -u in my %systemroot% folder that keeps popping up in my start-u... Read more

A:DCOM Server Process Launcher Service Terminated Unexpectedly XP

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I keep getting this message and my system shuts down. ""NT Authority System windows must shut down DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly""

I''m running windows xp,

here''s my log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:31:42 AM, on 9/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2F1.EXE
C:\Program Files\ErrorSmart\ErrorSmart.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Sony Vaio\Application Data\Smilebox\SmileboxTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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I have received the message "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly." My computer just continually restarted and restarted. I was used another computer to research the issue and was able to enter : shutdown -a in the cmd to stop the computer from restarting. I joined this website and downloaded HJT and ran a log. This is my log please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:52:51 AM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
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I have received the message "Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly." My computer just continually restarted and restarted. I was used another computer to research the issue and was able to enter : shutdown -a in the cmd to stop the computer from restarting. I joined this website and downloaded HJT and ran a log. This is my log please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:52:51 AM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
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Hello everyone,
I've seem to stumble this problem and i found your site on Google hopefully you guys can help me out Any who i thought this wasn't to serious at first, but now it happening quiet a bit at random times. So this happened about 3-4 times today according to event viewer and I'm really starting worry now. Could you guys please advise me what to do i want to reformat as a last resort if this cant be fixed thanks again!


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Johnny at 22:23:23.74 on Thu 07/29/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4086.2390 [GMT -4:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeFaulting application name: svchost.exe_DcomLaunch, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc3c1
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000007feed130118
Faulting process id: 0x2f4
Faulting application start time: 0x01cb2f7a7ae8deb0
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 25b38777-9b76-11df-94d3-00241d8de11e
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\COMODO\COMODO livePCsupport\CLPSLS.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
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Dear All

I heard you are the ones can see the problem at a glance to HJT logs

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:10:16, on 22.06.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20583)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\FreePDF_XP\fpassist.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AirTies\ADSL Hizmet Programę\AirTies_util3.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
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Hello all.

I just bought myself Mass Effect over steam and im having this problem with my computer. I launch the game, play for 5-10 minutes and then i get that error:

"the dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly" A couple of seconds later it will restart.

I have no idea as to how i would fix this, i dont think that i am infected with anything malicious as i have run malwarebytes and spybot s&d, bitdefender is my anti virus program.

Im running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Sorry if this is not the correct forum to post it in.

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Out of the blue I restarted my computer and started getting this message:
"DCOM server Process Launcher Service terminated unexpectedly."

Then the window counts down from 60 seconds and restarts. After searching, I've been able to stop the restarting and am considering disabling the DCOM service as others have mentioned, but I'm not sure if it's an essential "service" to keep my computer running normally. I ran HJT and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:48:39 PM, on 12/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBKA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
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Hello people, I am in desperate need of some help here! I am running windows 7 Home Edition SP1 64bit on a 6month old ASUS laptop pc.

I turned on my computer last night after not using it all day and found out that it is restarting automatically right after you login or even you do not login (even I don't type password to login, for 30 sec, the windows went to shutting down by itself).
Once I login, here is the message that I got randomly (when you reboot and login you will get one of that).

WINDOWS MUST NOW RESTART BECAUSE DCOM SERVER PROCESS LAUNCHER SERVICE HAS TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY

WINDOWS MUST NOW RESTART BECAUSE THE PLUG AND PLAY SERVICE TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY.

WINDOWS MUST NOW RESTART BECAUSE POWER PROCESS SERVICE HAS TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY.
but in my case, I can not do anything after login:
I have 10 sec. after the windows show up but I can not make anything run. I can't get into "cmd" or any antivirus program. They won't just open up. Then, the windows restart so I can't follow the steps in that post at all.

1. I got to "Safe mode" but again right after login. The message shows up then restart. even before it restart, i can't make anything run, ie. "cmd" won't open up.

2. Safe mode with command prompt has the same problem also.

3. Start up repair for windows 7 won't work also.

Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Hi. I had put myself down as intermediate but reading here I can see I am a beginner.

I get the DCOM server launcher message and a 60 second timeout. Aware how to stop the timeout. Have tried Malwarebytes and AVG version 9 to no avail. Here is my logfile. Please can you help? It would be much appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:43:29, on 30/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Connect\Bin\VMCService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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I have a Windows XP desktop and currently use Firefox instead of IE. I run AVG and zonealarm . I am constantly being shutdown with the 1 minute warning. Attached is my hijack this log. Thank you in advance for your help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:32:31 PM, on 1/23/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
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Cannot load windows xp. The message says "dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly. Shutdown initiated..." and it gives a countdown. Then it restarts, takes a long time, and ultimately gives the same error message.
In am using Win xp-pro sp3 32-bit system and I do not have the original win xp install disk. I do have another win xp-pro install disk but when I put it in to boot up from it I cant find the recovery part.
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A:dcom server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly

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Dcom Server Process Launcher Service Terminated Unexpectedly, PC shuts down in 60 seconds after th error message. Randomly searches are being redirected.

Windows XP Home SP3

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:26:19 AM, on 2/7/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
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Hi, I'm new here so I appologize if I did this wrong. Over the past few days I've been getting errors messages that either say DCOM server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly or Plug and Play service terminated unexpectedly which restarts my computer. I've been going to the cmd prompt and putting shutdown -a to prolong it, but my audio stops working and so does control panel. Malwarebytes anti malware and AVG Antivirus didn't find anything, but tdsskiller says it's rpcss.dll which I can't delete since it's necessary for windows. Anyways, I was hoping I could get some help, here's my logs:
 
Rkill
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Program started at: 01/06/2014 10:44:45 PM in x64 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 7 Ultimate
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 * No malware services found to stop.
Checking for processes to terminate:
 * No malware processes found to kill.
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 * No issues found in the Registry.
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * Windows Defender Disabled
   [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
   "DisableAntiSpyware" = dword:00000001
Checking Windows Service Integrity:
 * Windows Defe... Read more

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my logs are attached. My computer keeps restarting every 10 to 20 minutes or so and displays one, or the other error message above. If you can help me fix this problem, please let me know. Thank you for your help in advance.Ace

A:Windows must restart because the DCOM server process launcher service terminated or because plug and play service terminated un...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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