How to Solve Generic Host Process Svchost.exe Problem

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					How to Solve Generic Host Process Svchost.exe Problem?

If you see the following error messages: "Generic Host Process for Win32
Services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for
the inconvenience"
or "svchost.exe -- application error the instruction at "0x745f2780"
reference memory at "0x00000000" the memory could not be 'read'" or have
problems with malicious svchost.exe running in processes, this article
can be of interest for you as here you'll find complete description and
solution of this problem.

Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or svchost.exe is a legal and
essential component of Windows which is used to host services which run
from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can
run at the same time. So it is not a problem in most cases if you see
five or six or even more copies of svchost.exe running in your services
because they host different groups of DLLs. However, there are several
known spyware an? trojans that pretend to be legal svchost.exe. They
usually have the same name or one of the following names: svchost.exe,
svchosts.exe (which often causes svchosts.exe page faults), Generic.exe,
svcchost.exe and several others. Please note that legal svchost.exe
should reside in WindowsSystem32 folder and should not appear in startup
There are several possible reasons of this error message.

Reason 1: You have one of numerous worms, viruses and trojans which
pretent themselves to be legal svchost.exe or use legal svchost.exe to
run themselves at windows startup. These threats include: CashToolbar
Downloader-MY, System1060, CoolWebSearch Svchost32, ADCLICK-AG, ADCLICK-

Reason 2: Some legal DLL which uses svchost.exe to run itself at Windows
startup crashed and causec crash of the whole svchost.exe service.

Reason 3: You have just installed update from Microsoft which contains
errorneous version of Windows Installer or double-byte character set
(DBCS) characters support (only occures in Microsoft Windows XP Service
Pack 2 (SP2)).

Reason 4: You installed old printer or scanner drivers from Hewlett-
Packard which are incompatible with the current version of svchost.exe

You can delete svchosts.exe or remove malicious svchost.exe and fix
"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and
needs to close" error and similar problems manually. To completely solve
"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" problem you should:

1) Scan your PC for the following viruses: CashToolbar Downloader-MY,
System1060, CoolWebSearch Svchost32, ADCLICK-AG, ADCLICK-AX, ADUYO-A,

2) Go to Windows Automatic Updates properties (right-click on My
Computer, then click on Properties and switch to Automatic Updates tab)
3) Choose "Turn Off Automatic Updates", click OK and reboot your PC

4) Manually update Windows using "Windows Update" shortcut in the start

5) Turn automatic updates on

6) If your problem is not solved on this step, uninstall old Hewlett-
Packard printer and scanner drivers (if any) and download new drivers
from the manufactures web site

7) If your problem is not solved on this step, use the following command
to show all
svchost.exe instances and associated services or libraries:

tasklist /svc /fi "imagename eq svchost.exe"

Then search for each of services and libraries shown in that list in the
Internet to find out whether the entry is malicious or not. In case you
find malicious entry, use msconfig.exe utility to disable the appropriate
service entry.

This is long but effective way of Generic Host Process or svchosts.exe
However you can make use of a special program - True Sword - to remove
svchosts.exe, svchost.exe, Generic.exe and svcchost.exe virus infection.
True Sword will find and eliminate this problem and more than 180 000
other dangerous threats including trojans, spyware, adware, riskware,
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