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How to fix error "Host Process for windows services stopped working

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How to fix error "Host Process for windows services stopped working

higginsy
Get the above message and now I can't go to windows update,windows defender for updates
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higginsy
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I did the google thing but there was nothing concrete of the problem. Whatever we did kept getting that messages plus additional problems;e.g., couldn't go to windows update,
window defender update, norton update. Can get on the internet a visit any website but previously mentioned. Thought ask on here and perhaps get narrow down solution.

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jfuller05
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running Malwarebytes in Safe mode. I've encountered errors like that before, some have been fixed with a malwarebytes scan in safe mode and others haven't.

Try that and let me know what you find.

edit: this link might prove to be useful: http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/host-process-for-windows-services-stopped-working/

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higginsy
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I already checked the link you provided
Still no solution

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Darryl~ Moderator
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with malwarebytes....and run Ccleaner on the registry....get it cleaned up real good before looking too hard.

Maybe try the SFC/SCANNOW at a command prompt & see if it finds anything.......there are just so many things that can cause that.

Maybe try a "repair" install....you might lose a couple applications & have to reinstall them but it'd be better than a full reinstall.

Then there's always the "how much time are you willing to spend on it" thing....sometimes it's quicker to backup the data & do a full reinstall & reinstall the apps.....I know it sucks to do that, but if it'll take you 10 hours to reinstall....do you really want to spend 20 hours trying to find something you may never find?

You know what I mean?

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higginsy
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I was trying to help my friend and he said too much time has been spent already (at least 3 full days - wasted) so he did the
reinstall
Thanks for the help