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    Hey people, i doubt many ppl will get to read this due to the nature of the problem (u only have 1 min from connecting) but its worth a try.

    Myself and a few other users have been suffering from an apparent virus.

    This is the problem,

    when you are connected to the internet, you will receive the message: "generic host process for win32 services needs to close"

    you have no choice but to go along with this.

    then the next box comes up telling you that the computer is restarting in 60... 59... 58... 57 etc

    this is what have had all evening. off and on... off and on...

    this may be localised to windows xp

    judging the windows forums its not just me, there are loads of people with the same problem.

    there is no solution as yet, but i have a tempory fix to the restarting

    1. go to control panel
    2. go to admin controls
    3. go to services
    4. find 'Remote Procedure Call' on the list, right-click on it
    for properties.
    5. Under the 'Recovery' tab, you can change all
    three 'failure' conditions to 'Restart the Service'. This
    will, at least, prevent your computer shutting down all
    the time. If you have two, do one at a time. Then after
    you have that all done, go to the microsoft website and
    download every update for windows.

    this has worked for me, as far as i can see this is creating global chaos!

    do this and the program will still need closing but it will not restart the computer.

    good luck everyone!

    post your comments!
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    Cheers ollie - my friend had this and I didnt know what the problem was - can hlep him fix it now.
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    Thank you so much Ollie...my mum was about to ground me saying it was my fault....Thank you Leekey for passing on this information to me through MSN!!!
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    both welcome, hmmm seems this is quite serious! anyone else suffering? i guess the problem is ppl cant get online to read how to fix it!
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    (Original post by Ollie)
    both welcome, hmmm seems this is quite serious! anyone else suffering? i guess the problem is ppl cant get online to read how to fix it!
    Yet another reason why people should boycott WinXP!!!
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Yet another reason why people should boycott WinXP!!!
    just looking at the linux red hat 9 dvd on my desk!
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    I have Win XP with a firewall, anti virus and all updates. I haven't suffered this problem at all.
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    (Original post by Koloth)
    I have Win XP with a firewall, anti virus and all updates. I haven't suffered this problem at all.
    woops! forgot to mention, everyone put up a solid firewall aswell! this is very important!
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    (Original post by Ollie)
    just looking at the linux red hat 9 dvd on my desk!
    Don't look at it, install it .
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    (Original post by Ollie)
    woops! forgot to mention, everyone put up a solid firewall aswell! this is very important!
    hmmm...how?

    Oh wait..no..yes that should work..maybe...HELP!!!
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    hmmm...how?

    Oh wait..no..yes that should work..maybe...HELP!!!
    how get a firewall? xp has one built in but in this case i would go for something a little more hardcore!

    this is excellent http://www.webattack.com/get/sygatefw.shtml

    I use Windows XP but I haven't had this problem.
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    (Original post by Unregistered)
    I use Windows XP but I haven't had this problem.
    Luckly you....

    My computer is fine now...Thank you again Ollie and Leekey (4 sending to info through MSN)!
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    I have win xp pro, and I haven't got the problem either.
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    thank you god...i haven't got on all day...so i figured i'd give it a break and managed to get online to find out how to stop it...thanks ollie!!!

    CR
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    i dont seem to have that prob . is it only for dial ups?



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    Is it a virus or just some type of XP related problem?
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    (Original post by Ollie)
    both welcome, hmmm seems this is quite serious! anyone else suffering? i guess the problem is ppl cant get online to read how to fix it!
    there is a virus going around that is doing it... blast something or other...
    might be that :-)
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    Oh yeah found out about it now - it was a virus based on a flaw in Windows XP discovered a while ago so if you've been keeping your system updated (www.windowsupdate.com) you will be ok
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3143625.stm

    pretty nasty. but on the funny side, sometimes the virus says

    "billy gates why do you make this possible ? Stop making money and fix your software!!"

    how true!

    heres a removal tool

    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
 
 
 
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