' Generichost' ?

  Elektroid 21:48 15 Dec 2003

Hi, Is this something to do with a network setup or is it a trojan ? Its on another machine but as I remember it, it is 'Generichost.exe'

  Diodorus Siculus 21:58 15 Dec 2003

If you mean "generic host process" then it is a legitimate windows procedure.

  Patr100 23:37 15 Dec 2003

It is a genuine Windows element but be wary if you get the message "Generic Host Process for Win 32 services encountered a problem and needed to close" as it usually means you are infected by the Blaster worm.

  Elektroid 18:44 16 Dec 2003

The actual msg is

" Do you wnat to allow Generic Host Process for win32 services to access the internet ? "
" Destination IP: 239.255.***.*** port 1900
application: svchost.exe
ver 5.1 ".

Now I have seen other postings about svchostc.exe, is this the same ? it dosent wish to close anything down, though if access is denied then explorer will not connect.

  VoG II 18:47 16 Dec 2003

click here

It is NOT the same as svchostc.exe

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