[ Fixed ] – Generic Host Process For Win32 Services Encountered A Problem and needs to close – Svchost.exe Error

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on April 28, 2009



We receive numerous emails from readers getting Windows Error Saying:

Generic Host Process For Win32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close

This error is mostly encountered with Windows XP. Generic Host Process Error causes certain applications like Internet Explorer crash, this is really annoying when some important application crashes.


In this article we will share how to Fix Generic Host Process Error in Windows.


Windows Generic Host Error Removal Tool By TroubleFixers

We have created a Windows Batch Script to modify the registry values to Disable NetBIOS and DCOM keys which cause this error.

Download Generic Host Removal Tool, double click on this file after download, this will change the required Registry Vales to fix Generic Host Error. It will show a message like below on success:



Your Antivirus Program may detect this removal tool as a potential threat, Ignore the warning in such case.

NOTE: This tool is free for personal use and re-distribution with proper credit to the source ( www.troublefixers.com ) in form of a link to the source.

In case you find any problem due to the changes made by above script, you can undo these changes and revert the registry values to its original vales by using the Undo Script Here.

Updated 8th May 2010

The Generic host problem has been happening because of a Windows Error. For the same we suggested a fix by running the tool above. This tool may case problems with LAN access to other computers in a LAN kind of network environment. We regret the inconvenience occurred to you because of this LAN Access Problem. If you are facing such problem, please follow the below two steps to fix the issue :

1. Remove the previous fix you did by the “Generic Host Error Removal Tool” by using this undo script.

2. Install this Hotfix From Microsoft For Generic Host Problem Page.

After installing the HotFix, restart your computer. The Generic host problem will be solved and LAN access to the Network computers will also be restored.

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Deyaa Addeen Fahmy Shedeed April 28, 2009 at 6:43 am


Edi Sujono May 20, 2009 at 2:41 am

Thanks for your above article. Its help me to solve the problem.

Arun May 23, 2009 at 12:34 am

This really works
However by running the tool or changing the registry manually, you will face the issue with connecting to your networked computer.
This solution works wonder for the stand alone computers.
In networked computer you will not get the generic host error however you will not be able to print to the networked printer and share files.

Bharani June 19, 2009 at 6:28 am

Its A Great Tool ya.
i am really happy with trouble fixers creaters.
thanks to all

Burik June 22, 2009 at 3:09 pm

thnx for the file , i work in a cybercaffe , i get this error already everyday , downloaded this file and hope it’s gonna help me , cuz everytime i get this error , my clients PC-s sound goes off , my sharing folder which is with movies and songs stops , n network works slowly :S would like to ask Arun if he can help me cuz ur sayin that in networked computers this file wont do the job , do u know how to resolve this problem ?

thnx in advance , Burim , Kosovo

brian chia June 25, 2009 at 8:22 pm

thank u for your help

Ravi June 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Windows Generic Host Error Removal Tool By TroubleFixers


Excellent and thankyou

senu June 27, 2009 at 8:01 pm

thks but lets try it

ZEESHAN July 20, 2009 at 2:21 am

Hi Friend Thank u very very much fantastic job this tool really work. I am enjoying internet without any disconnect. Thnx dude u solve my big problem. Thx once again

Balaram August 28, 2009 at 4:29 am


It is Fantastic,
I was extremely tired of this error on my laptop. I was not able to connect my USB Net card and work on net. It immediately shows this generic error when I connect the Net card and it stops most of the services and needs to restart the windows every time.

Finally I got this “Download Generic Host Removal Tool” which worked very well.

I am really thankful for this wonderful tool.


KASHIF September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm



However by running the tool or changing the registry manually, you will face the issue with connecting to your networked computer.
This solution works wonder for the stand alone computers.
In networked computer you will not get the generic host error however you will not be able to print to the networked printer and share files.

sahil September 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Thanks, Thanks a lot

Moitshepi September 6, 2009 at 8:34 am

hi,can this solution really work for Windows Server 2003 machines?I have this error is a lot of my windows server 2003 which are also in the network?Can you please help?


Vivek Thomas September 25, 2009 at 9:49 am

Thanks. Hope it works fine from now on! 🙂

akash September 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

my problem is that my speaker sound goes off how i solve that..

sunil September 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm

in windows does not show any prom in networking

Sharry October 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

Thanx , m tryin dis lets c if dis works.
I hope.
If it works den thanx a lot.

Sharry October 7, 2009 at 10:11 am

dude it actually worked,
good Work,
keep it up.
God bless

Michelle October 11, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Hey. I have this problem for a week now so I decided to try this.

But the message I got was:

Generic Host Removal Tool By TroubleFixers

Error: Access is denied.

The operations is completed successfully
Visit http://Www.troublefixers.com for more help
Problem Fixed, Press any key to continue
Press any key to continue …

I hope you would reply soon.

abrar October 20, 2009 at 5:55 am

thanks…. thanks… thanks a lottttttt

Vijay October 24, 2009 at 9:35 am



Its Is Really beneficial for STAND ALONE Computers…

But What Do where networked computers….when we use this tool it solve the error problem but after some time it effects on CLIENT machine ….After this MASTER is not shard in CLIEnt…

So How to Solve this very critical condition…!!!

Pls Rpl as soon as Possible…


Mufaddal October 27, 2009 at 6:04 am

I downloaded the file and it worked great. but i am using a lan and connected to a network.

the file work great but then i could no longer excess the entertainment area where the cable provider puts songs and entertainment stuff.

so then downloaded the undo and the entertainment worked again
and the error yes returned

is there a solution when we install the file keep the entertainment area or in technical terms stay connected to the network.

i will really appreciate a answer for a long irritating problem

Kellie November 1, 2009 at 10:19 am

Downloaded the file, ran it, no message appeared. Did not work. Ran the Undo Script.

onkar November 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

my pen drive doesnot detect and it becomes hot till it is connected to my system…..
please send its solution to fix it .

kesavan November 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Stand alone system is ok, But i m using networked workgroup system is helpless.

So, Please help me.

Taheeesh November 22, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Yes friend i want to use it in Network and i m getting a lot of disturbance through this generic host error. please try to sort the out the problm in network also…

Thanks in Advance…

Rasheeeeeeeee December 2, 2009 at 3:52 am

Thanks a lot ……………

Shah December 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Thanks buddy u solve mine 3 days headache, well done keep it up

vinod December 11, 2009 at 7:53 pm

i got Windows32 Generic Host Error. . i was was unable to surfing. then i find Removal Tool By TroubleFixers. And with in fraction of seconds my problem was removed.

thanks team

ali December 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

worked for me too ty

Deepak January 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

IT worked for me…thanx dude….
but after that online video streaming became very slow…
so can u help me with a solution for that…
and also what is the “UNDO” software for that generic host fixer???

Deepak January 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

thanx dude…it worked well for me…but after i did that my online video streaming became very slow…
help me with a solution for this…and what is the undo command r software for this generic host fixer????

haibye January 24, 2010 at 8:25 am

thanks a lot for the post.
it helps alot for me

manoj February 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

hi guy,
I want to install O.S. Server 2003 on my PC. I have installed OS. BUT now I want to make a domain on same windows. and run AD ON same OS AND PC. SO PLS give me the exactly path or method by which I can make domain and AD. I am waiting for u?

vishwa February 3, 2010 at 10:43 am

thanks for u hpoeful sugeestion
ans trying to that one its realy working needful .
thanks for helppppppp


abhijit dev February 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Thank you very much for this post.It realy helpful.

barnay February 18, 2010 at 9:13 am


i have really a big problem with win 32 error.
just now ok .
thanks a lot.

venkat March 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

it works fine and Thanks….

Sami March 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm

many many many many……………thanks.

aziz May 5, 2010 at 1:29 am

thanks for this service once again i thanks

mac May 19, 2010 at 1:45 am

it working very fine
thnks alot

nizam May 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

I have installed OS. BUT now I want to make a domain on same windows. and run AD ON same OS AND PC. SO PLS give me the exactly path or method by which I can make domain and AD. I am waiting for u?

Balajii May 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

thankssss thanksss

hari May 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm


RostislavS June 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I fix the problem only with Generic Host Removal Tool, but the network with another computers stop working. The “Updated 8th May 2010” doesn’t work for me, because when i try to install the Hotfix From Microsoft For Generic Host Problem Page the system tolds me “You already use Service Pack 3 and you don’t need this fix…”
With two words: My windows is with SP3, but i still have a Generic Host Error, i can fix it with Generic Host Removal Tool, but then i lose my connections with another computers.
HELP please!!!!!

ilu June 8, 2010 at 11:15 pm

thnx but i dont kno if it ‘ll work.keepin my fingers crossed.

yogesh June 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm

my computer network not working properly my network place in view workgroup computer is not show. and again windows xp sp2 repair so view workgroup computer is show why this problum plz solb my problum

Pranoy June 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Thanks a lot i suppose it is very good

Ramin June 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

you are the only one that create an easy way and useful to make it properly!

davejohn calilung June 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

yeah it really works in a standalone computer, we’re on network and unable to connect or browse a network.

pls help

raj kumar July 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

hellloo sir… i m having d same prblm….and it is not solved even by this tool…… now wat should i do.. pls suggest

SANGEETH July 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Its A Great Tool ya.
i am really happy with trouble fixers creaters.

wee July 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

after i use the removal tool the problem is fix,but problem is cannot login to the network place sharing folder

Manish Valecha July 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Hi to all

Best solution for win32 generic host error is 1 ) Install Netprotector Registered version ,(Net protector comes with utility named win32 process, which closes worm ports which leads generic host error..
or quickheal antivirus with firewall.
Thanks & Enjoy

Dani Steptu August 4, 2010 at 12:35 am

Didn’t WORK .
Why ?
I tried all METHOD.
But Still showing when I start the PC.

mark August 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm

got a sound problem due this error & it didnt work 4 me either

Sobers Sarker August 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Holy Cow it works!!!! Thank You so much.

Ashok Umbare (mumbai) September 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm

yes its working goooooooooooooooooooooood thank you so much…………..!!!!!!!!!!!!

zoeluella September 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

thanks for this valuable info, it works!!!

bob September 27, 2010 at 7:23 pm

didnt work, nothing does

shane October 17, 2010 at 12:33 am

Doesn’t work. Nothing works. I’ve tried a half dozen fixes from different websites. None of them work. I’ve spent the last three weeks trying to fix this. My advice? Format and hope that it doesn’t come back.

moskan October 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

I have spent too many time to find the solution on many website but the problem is still can not be solved. The message of the Generic Host Error is disappear but the biggest problem for me is that I can not access to the other computer on my LAN and now i have solved it by follow your instruction. Thank you!!!

Phoenix B. October 31, 2010 at 3:24 am

I have downloaded it and did every step you said to do…..lets see if it works

Phoenix B. November 2, 2010 at 1:05 am

wow this does not work…..it still shows

in need of help November 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

First of all, I couldn’t tell if my XP is 32 bit or 64 bit but I am guessing it is 32 because I get messages about win32?????? I downloaded both files from Hotfix… for 64 bit and 32 bit.
Then I couldn’t finish the download because it said, ‘Update/update.exe is not a valid 32 application’
What should I do? My Avast antivirus keeps showing me the svchost related ‘threat’ according to it. I did a full scan of my computer. I don’t know if I have a virus on my net book…but I know that once I get the ‘Generic host error’ , its like i cannot use my net book anymore. the Internet (Firefox) freezes, and so does anything else.. for example ‘control panel’ etc…. please help me… I don’t know what’s going on with my net book. thanks a lot in advance.

Pacific November 5, 2010 at 12:44 am

How can you install or download anything when the error occurs right away, and doesn’t let any internet browsers work?

SOMY November 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm


Ravi November 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Tanks & Regards

Ravi kumar
Gemini Tv

Balakkreshnan November 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

It worked for me. i was suffering from this issue tried many steps but this one is extraordinary just in few seconds my problem is solved.

Thanks a lot for the support

bobeberb December 6, 2010 at 8:08 am

I was getting the Generic Host for Win 32 Services Message which led to the system freezing and requiring a hard reboot. In addition I was getting redirects to unrelated sales sites whenever I used Google. After a couple of weeks of reading blogs and trying different suggestions I finally found a combination of processes that seems to have worked – all free!.

First I downloaded and ran TDSSKiller.

Than I ran the free version of Malwarebytes.

Then I ran MS Security Essential which is my real time anti – virus protection.

All three products found and removed viruses. Finally I ran SuperAntiSpyware to remove any other spyware that may have infected my systems. For the last 48 hours I have had no re0ccurence of the problem and the overall performance of my computer is the best is has been in a while. I normally don’t post anywhere but this Generic Host virus is very frustrating and seems to be effecting a lot of people so I am posting a solution that worked for me.

George December 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

I had the same problem as bobeberb. I’d been trying everything I could find to fix this problem with no luck until I tried His solution. Ran TDSSkiller and rebooted. That stopped the re-directs and possibly the Generic Host error. Ran Malwarebytes. It found 23 Trojans and other malware and fixed them all. I than ran my real time anti-virus(AVG anti-virus). It found nothing. I than ran the SuperAntiSpyware and it found over 800 threats. Thanks bobeberb for posting your solution. Seems to have worked for me also.

aswath December 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

how to speed up internet speed

Al December 31, 2010 at 9:03 am

I can’t believe I put up with this problem for months, when the fix was so easy!
Thank you so much guys, for making my life better! Hugs and kisses 🙂

Al December 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I guess I was too quick to send the above response. It came back. Apparently I still have the problem, I ‘ll have to search other web sites for the solution. Thanks, anyway….

GJ December 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I suffered with this irritating issue for months and trawled through so many websites to find a way to get rid of it…….it drove me mad and nothing worked UNTIL i came across someone suggesting I try Hitman Pro 3.5

I downloaded the free version and it picked up all sorts of trojan/rootkit malware issues that so many other AV software programs had missed AND more importantly it deleted pr quarantined the bugs meaning that I now, thank god, touch wood have a PC free from this pain in the @ss virus 🙂

I recommend anyone you has this issue to try Hitman Pro. I promise you I am not someone who works for them……just someone who is happy to pass on the good news and help others feel the relief I feel right now 🙂

A.M January 6, 2011 at 5:06 am

I’ve had this problem for 5 weeks now. I’ve tried to ignore it but It messes with my desktop and doesn’t let me access certain things like movie maker or the internet. It aslso removes my audio. I downloaded this and I hope this works and I pray to god that it works 🙂

narendra January 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm


Saroj Rai February 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Thank U very much for giving me a great and helpfull solution

vinay kumar February 17, 2011 at 10:58 am

thank u so much….it works…

RAjaram March 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

thank u so much….it works

and good result

AM March 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Works brilliantly 🙂

lakindu April 3, 2011 at 10:28 am

thank u very much for your help. its works. good luck

Greg April 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

@ Bobeberb
Thanks Bobeberb. I followed your process and it worked wonderfully! I haven’t had a problem for over a month. Thanks so much for sharing. That Generic Host Process Error was killing me.

Malu April 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Fantastic tool yar… welldone and do shall continue…. cheers

AtomicBuzz April 17, 2011 at 2:49 pm

It didn’t work for me, same error is showing again and again. Only thing i got is that i can’t access LAN connection

Vishal April 24, 2011 at 2:01 am

Thanks Guys! This fix works, you did a good job. Cheers!

BONES April 29, 2011 at 7:50 pm

thanks, my problem is solve but the computer is not connecting with other computer in the network. i cannot share files and folders in my network.
can you please still tell me what to do

Tom May 1, 2011 at 4:05 am

Tried the tool above and still received the error. Tried Hitman Pro and I’m good. Hopefully this is not temporary fix. My problem with the Hot Fixes was that I was on SP3 and each time I tried to download fix it stated that I have a more recent version and there’s no need to download. Hitman seemed to work great!!

Sem May 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I have Sp3 and i Also get the Error message , and the Hotfix is only for Sp2 so it doesn’t work for me,
can maybe anybody help me with this,.

Hitesh May 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Good job Done Guy………….


chandima galle June 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

thnx alt….its working wel…now it cant disconnect my internet connection.

Mamboyo June 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

WOW! This really works, thanx! I thought it was too simple.. Love it! Much appreciated

mwa denis June 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

thanks guys,you are the best,was having alot of trouble.i did set my computer server to restart after this error but was always stoping half way the reboot.thanks for the sort out in advance.just installed it today and wanna be sure.

denis mwa June 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

so far so good,am just checking if its gonna work for me.thanks otherwise.

venkat June 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I am taking net speed is 1mbps.But my net is very slow.

Liplock June 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you so very much… LIFE SAVER.

Ritesh July 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

Thank u very much dear. i am very thank full. it works on my laptop. i was getting same error every time i connect my laptop to computer. but now it solved..

DINANATH July 14, 2011 at 11:43 am


Alex July 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Thanks – I hav’nt checked. hope its’ fixed – will get back

biswajit palei July 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

thank u very much friend.

sanjeev September 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

it is really worked thank………u.sir

subbarao September 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm


Roy VIncent September 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

woah! work like a charM! the annoying thing popping up every time now gone

thanks man!

Dhaval October 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

What is the side effect of this process???
Must reply plz….thnk u

BlackAlice October 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

Thank you for sharing this to us 🙂

Shekhar Tripathi November 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Thanks a lot.

John Mendoza November 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I tried this and I am still getting the same problem with that generic host window showing up various times when I turn on my computer and it bothers me that I can’t resolve the problem.

Little Charlie November 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Abhishek Bhatnagar THANKS Thanks Infinite THankzzzzzm Graciasss, Domo Harigato, Muito Obrigado..!!!!! Man, you saved my freekin Comp!!!!! All the BEST 4 YOU… 😀

Yasser November 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

u r the best really…
thnx a lot 🙂 <3

pradeep November 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

thankssssssssssssss alottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

waqas December 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm


Amin December 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Man! I cant really thank you. My computer has been freezing lik eevery two minutes and i had to restart it again and so on.. for months.. Now with this tool it works really well, its quick and doesnt freeze anymore. I Simple Love You!!!

Raghav December 16, 2011 at 9:27 am


Amit Yadav December 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm

hi,i was facing win 32 generic host problem.now i download ur removal file.if its work then this is a great solution becase with this problem i could not continue my internet connection.so thanks again for your valueable help.

nitesh kamal drabhanga December 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm

it really works thanks

Soham Bhattacharjee December 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

it really worked

Axiss January 5, 2012 at 8:07 am

Thank You So much for this tool….. It Helps a lot….. Good work……

suvendu January 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Thanks – I hav’nt checked. hope its’ fixed – will get back

sambit February 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

it is working excellent..thanks

nickol March 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

thnx alot dude its working

monu March 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm


sumit March 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm


regie March 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

tried it but still get the same prob. my connection freeze and need to restart my laptop to connect on internet again. pls. help.thanks.

Bansi Kanani April 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Thank you so……. much. now i can use my internet without any disconnect.it woaks very well.Thanx.

winnu May 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm

thanks a lot

amol May 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

thanks a lot 🙂

narender May 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Thanks for help..

johnson June 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

hi it really working man thankyouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Prithvi August 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

it works but it also creates Lan Issues…….

dhandapani August 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks
Thanks a lot.

Adi November 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

wax very upset because my evo gives this error ehenever i connect it using this toool if it really worked i will come back saaaaaaaaaay alooooooooooooooooooooooooot thnx 2 u

meisam November 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

tanks a lot.

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