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  1. #1
    sweepy Guest

    Default Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

    HELP!
    First off, I am a girl and not particularly well-versed in computer speak.
    Secondly, I had an issue with my BT internet connection the other day and so restored it to how it was previously.
    I then ran Spybot, Adware, AVG, Windows Defender (or something) and the malicious software thingummy from Microsoft.
    On going back on the internet ZoneAlarm asked for permission to allow Generic Host Process (as above) and until agreeing, it would not load the internet.
    I have not been asked for permission for this before, and now in the bit on ZoneAlarm where it tells you what programs are running, it has 3 for this Generic Host.
    Could somebody kindly help me understand what is happening and whether I have put my computer and details at risk?
    I would be very obliged!
    Thank you kindlySweepy

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm (Free)

  2. #2
    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re: Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

    Click here &gt; http://forum.zonealarm.org/zonelabs/...message.id=145<hr>Generic Host is your microsoft system services; you need them to access the internet - your fine. Usually, I will get two boxes for generic host in those four top boxes, but three is not extremely off.<hr>You can right click your ZA tray icon, &gt; see &quot;Help&quot; this is your User Guide - will explain most basic functions, settings, customizations and troubleshooting. Hopefully, you have version ZA Free - 7.0.483 you will need this version, due to some problems Microsoft security updates have had on ZA.<hr>&gt; http://forums.zonelabs.org/zonelabs/...ssage.id=73645<hr>&gt; http://forum.zonealarm.org/zonelabs/...ssage.id=78992<hr>Your doing fine.<hr>NaiveMelody NYC 11-7-08 - All Right Now - Free
    PS - software version, open ZA &gt; Overview &gt; product info //or right click ZA tray icon &gt; About... copy to clipboard &gt; ok &gt; paste anywhere you want
    ZoneAlarm Anti-spyware version:7.0.483.000
    TrueVector version:7.0.483.000
    Driver version:7.0.483.000
    Anti-spyware engine version:5.0.189.0
    Anti-spyware signature DAT file version:01.200810.4795

  3. #3
    sweepy Guest

    Default Re: Generic Host Process for Win32 Services

    Hello NaiveMelody
    Many thanks for your kind help - the ZA I am using is 6.1.744.001 - I shall try to change this to the one you said.


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