Archive for June, 2009

How to Fix Win32 Generic Host Error?

June 26, 2009 1 comment

What is an Generic Host process for Win32:

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 and 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 Windows\System32 folder and should not appear in startup list.

Fixing Generic host Win32 Error:


  1. Hop to ‘Run’ and open ‘Regedit’
  2. Navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > Browser > Parameters
  3. Find the Key
    Name: IsDomainMaster
    and set
    Data: False
  4. Restart Your PC


  1. Go to ‘Run’ and open ‘cmd’
  2. Type ‘netsh’ in command console then press enter
  3. Then type ‘winsock’ and press enter and then type reset
  4. Restart Your PC


  1. Open ‘cmd’
  2. type regedit and press enter. This will lead you to the registry editor.
  3. Find the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters
  4. In the right-hand window pane you will find an option called TransportBindName.
    Double click onTransportBindName and delete the existing default value and click Ok (This gives TransportBindName a blank value)
  5. Close Port 135: Navigate to the following registry key:
  6. In the right hand window pane you will see an option called EnableDCOM. Double-click EnableDCOM and change the Y to an N and click Ok. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.

Hope this will solve your problem. 🙂


Steps to get updates from WSUS Server:

The following steps should help you to get updates from WSUS server:–

  1. Login as Administrator.

  2. Goto Start –> Run –> type gpedit.msc and then press OK.

  3. In the left pane of the window under local Comuter Policy, thee should be two subgroups as “Computer Configuration” and “User Configuration”. Click ‘+’ left to Computer Configuration and then click ‘+’ left to Administrative Templates and then click ‘+’ left to Windows Cmponents. Finally click on Windows Update.

  4. In the right pane, double click on the setting “Configue Automatic Updates”. Make it enabled and select 3-Auto Download and notify for install in the drop down menu. Then click the next setting menu.

  5. Make it enabled and type http://wus (it should b the path of your WSUS server) in the both places. Then click Next setting button.

  6. Make it enabled and type PERSONAL (it can vary depending on users choice). Then click the Next setting button.

  7. Make it enabled and type the startup time as yu want. Then click Next setting button.

  8. Leave this settings as not configured and then click Next seting button.

  9. Make it enabled and type the time duration between each updation. Then click OK.

You have done necesary settings to recieve the windows update from a WSUS server. Now close the window and restart the pc. After restarting the pc, you will be prompted certain updates in the taskbar. The updates are required for your pc depending upon the windows software you had installed. Install the updates. You may be prompted to restart the pc.