Uninstalled Ad-Aware, rebooted, and???

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Gary W. Plourde Sr.: (Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 09:56:39 AM) Every time I boot or reboot I receive this message:

Generic Host Process for Win32 Service

If you were in the middle of something, the information you were working on might be lost.

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Error signature--

szAppName: svchost.exe szAppVer: 5.1.2600.2180 szModName: unknown
szModVer: offset: 00000000

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This error report includes: information regarding the condition of Generic Host Process for Win32 Services when the problem occurred, the operating system version and computer hardware in use, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. blah, blah, blah....

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Please help me correct this.
Question by:Mordido
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    Expert Comment

    Can you post a HijackThis! log here? You can get the program, if you don't already have it, from

    It sounds like something might be left-over from the Ad-aware uninstall, and it's trying to launch with Windows.
    LVL 15

    Expert Comment

    This should take care of it:

    The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there.  Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work - ) and install it.  Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button.  When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

    Restart and see if the problem is still there.
    LVL 23

    Expert Comment

    also if you go to

    there is a program called "Startup control panel" get that and check to see what is starting up with windows because that has all parts of where programs can start up with windows and you wont have to go through the registry to find them as it is all in that program :)
    You can also try :

    Go to start --> run and type

    sfc /scannow

    Then press enter ( making sure you have the windows xp cd in the cd / dvd rom drive ! )

    Also if none of the above works then either do a repair install or look around on the site below :

    I hope this helps

    Kind regards

    LVL 22

    Accepted Solution

    reinstall adaware and use its uninstallation programme (not the one from add/remove programs)

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