Win 32 generic host problem

June 2, 2009 at 04:01:16
Specs: Windows XP, SP2 1 GB
I HAVE GOT A MESSEGE THAT GENERIC HOST WIN32.EXE HAS ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM AND NEED TO CLOSE. BY THIS I AM HAVING A PROBLEM TO CONNECT THE INTERNET. COMPTER EXPERTS SAYS THAT THIS IS A VIRUS AND YOUR SYSTEM NEED FORMAT.I FORMATED MY SYSTEM TWO TIMES FOR THE SAME BUT THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS. PLZ HELP ME OUT, THANKS

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June 3, 2009 at 21:34:08
GULU, format? Maybe. Are you doing a long or short format? A long one (Takes a really long time) should erase everything, but a short one just frees up used space without actually erasing anything. Sounds to me like you have a trojan/worm.
Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so it doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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