Wheres msc32.exe and whats 'generic host process'?

  Valleys boy 11:05 05 Jan 2005

I've got a couple of questions I hope you knowledgable folk can help me with! I'm running XP Home and have broadband with Talk Talk.

1. When connecting to the internet I get the message 'generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close'. When I click OK I don't notice any problems - its just annoying.

2. I installed Norton internet security 2005 and run the live update, but after restarting I got the message 'windows cannot find msc32.exe' and a prompt to browse to where the file is. I performed a search for said file but nothing came up. It stated this is used to run executable files. Where could it have gone?

3. Upon performing a virus check NIS detected an infected file - 'c:\program files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe', infected with the Bloodhound.packed virus, but it could not delete it. This file seems to be trying to access the internet according to NIS, so I blocked it. Anyone know what this file is?

Thanks in advance!

  JoeC 11:12 05 Jan 2005

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  JoeC 11:13 05 Jan 2005

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