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Old 07-22-2006, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting the following error each time I try to update my Windows OS:

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience"

Error Signature:
szAppName : SVCHOST.EXE szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180
szModName : KERNEL32.DLL szModVer : 5.1.2600.2180 offset : 0000a72b

Error Report Contents:
C:\DOCUME~1\Luke\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER0024.dir00\SVCHO ST.EXE.mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Luke\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER0024.dir00\appco mpat.txt

I get this same exact error if I try to update my Windows OS, Windows Defender or update my IE to the new 7 series.

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Old 07-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you may any changes before this error occur, have you install any software or hardware, have you may any attempt to scan for any malware infections?
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As far as changes go.. nothing that I can recall specifically; I didn't receive the error until I attempted a Windows update 1-2 months ago.. so I have no idea really..

I can tell you with 100% certainty that I haven't installed any new hardware in just about a year; software wise.. nothing recent as of this error..

I did have a round with a Trojan virus (zlob.gen) a few months back that I am not convinced was ever fully eradicated from my system (I still get a pop-up warning about Trojan.zlob from NOD32 anti-virus when I do an online scan over at TrendMicro)

What is odd however, is that even when I was fighting to get this virus off my system, I was still able to update my Windows OS and Defender programs.. but now all of a sudden, I can't.

Thanks for any and all help you guys can provide.
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I'm not sure if that Trojan.Zlob could have done anything to your system that would prevent it from updating itself. But I have read that it can leave you vulnerable to other threats like the blaster worm, that error message is typically associated with the blaster worm.
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http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=114862

Then post your Hijack log in the virus section of the forum, they will help you get rid of it completely.
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