How do i fix SVCHOST.EXE errors?

Question

since installing windows 2000 i receive the following error mesage whenever i am online. "svchost.exe has generated errors and will be shut down by windows. you will need to restart the program. an error log is being created." this results in not being able to print or download emails. it also prevents access to links within emails. in addition, after receiving this error message whenthe connection with the isp is broken if reconnection is attempted without rebooting the computer a runtime error message is generated. can you help?

Answer

This question was answered on March 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To solve svchost.exe problems in WINDOWS 2000 try downloading the utility "Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB823980)" from Microsoft site

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8b8a846-f541-4c15-8c9f-220354449117&displaylang=en

make sure to also download these virus removal tools http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.welchia.worm.removal.tool.html and http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.removal.tool.html

these 2 are directly related to SVCHOST.exe errors

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 23, 2004