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Old 12-29-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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About a month ago my computer (Windows XP Professional SP3) was attacked by some malware/virus/trojan (Security Suite 2011 or something like that) that locked all functions/programs and told me that any program I tried to open was infected with a virus. I thought I finally got rid of it by running MBAM (in safe mode). It found some trojans, etc., removed them and I thought that was that. Not exactly.

Since then, I've been getting the "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close" error with increased frequency. Now, the following happens w/in 15-20 minutes of a fresh reboot and connecting to the internet. I first get the error, then my system tray basically "blinks"; I then lose internet connection capability, then my system volume goes out, and finally the entire desktop and all programs lock up and I have to reboot. Sometimes I also get a svchost.exe error window that some memory cant be read. That svchost.exe error also posts in the error log of the Generic Host Process error. Additionally, I have no ability to download Windows updates (even when computer is not in Generic Host Process error mode and whether through IE or Firefox) and programs like Adobe are acting all crazy.

The above seems to only happen when I'm connected to the internet. When I reboot from scratch and don't connect to the internet, the computer is pretty stable - like the good old days.

I constantly scan with AVG, MBAM, Spybot, Superantispyware and Webroot and everything comes back clean every time. My only guess is that the malware wasnt completely cleaned or that in the cleaning process my registry got all screwed up. PLEASE HELP!

Thanks in advance for your time.
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