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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:

Step1:

  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

Step2:

  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

Step3:

  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:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole
  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. 🙂

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