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Old 02-11-2005, 05:48 PM
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Default IT Guys, heard of lshosts32.exe???

Looking for a little pc help. Have a new Sony P4 running XP Media Center edition. Everything was fine until last night after my 15 yr old used the pc. When logging in now I get a warning message that the file lshosts32.exe is trying to execute. I've been cancelling so it doesn't execute and been searching the web for any info but the only info I've found is about a UNIX command lshost, which gives a list of hosts.
My daughter claims it came up when she was viewing a friend's online photo album.
Has anybody else had this problem? I've found the file, lshosts32.exe in the \windows\system32 directory. I'm thinking of deleting it and hoping somebody has some ideas.
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:59 PM
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I would delete it... leave it in the recycle bin for a few days... run the computer... if it runs fine maybe delete it from the recycle bin after a fews days....if you need to just restore it from the recycle bin (due to error messages) do so...

Im not familar with the file, maybe someone else knows where its from... but thats what I would try initially. Hope this makes sense..

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Thanks Murph,
Deleted it and no errors Even after a reboot, I was reluctant to delete it and was looking for a little push in that direction. When you mentioned it being in the recycle bin that gave more confidence that any problems from deleting it could be fixed back to my original error.
I'd still like to know what that file does, just not willing to run it to satisfy my curiosity.
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Default RE: IT Guys, heard of lshosts32.exe???

Newf,
I searched around a bit and didn't see it listed anywhere... it's not in my computer... even went to the norton anti virus site and didn't see it there...

.exe files are executable files, which means they usually run a program, but they can also be viruses... not saying that it is, but better safe then sorry... I'm not a trained professional here. so I would leave it in the bin for awhile till you are sure all your programs work right...

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Default RE: IT Guys, heard of lshosts32.exe???

Could be a "data miner" that gathers little bits of info that then determines which pop-ups try to visit you. I have a program (free) called Ad-Aware SE that scans either nook and cranny of my computer for these little intruders so I can then delete them.
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On your startup menu go to run and type in msconfig, then look at the startup tab, this shows what runs when your pc starts usually hiding in the background.
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GET A MAC
Old 02-12-2005, 07:54 AM
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I ran AdAware on the pc that I just replaced, I'll download it again. Amazing how many items that software would catch and most of it after my daughter was done using the pc. I think it's time to setup the old pc and let her choke that thing with spam and adware.
Msconfig shows that file in the startup tab, I'll check again after dload of AdAware.

LOL jsmith, that was the 1st thing to enter my mind when the error popped up
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Default RE: IT Guys, heard of lshosts32.exe???

Newf

This is very interesting. You guys are good. Lshost displays hosts and their static resource information.



Displays static resource information about hosts.

By default, returns the following information: host name, host type, host model, CPU factor, number of CPUs, total memory, total swap space, whether or not the host is a server host, and static resources. Displays information about all hosts in the local cluster and for all hosts in equivalent remote clusters that the local cluster sees.



Learn more about the commands here.

http://www.jlab.org/~kowalski/lsf4.0...s.html#1012563

Here's the company that produces it.

http://www.platform.com/products/LSFfamily/



The big question is who and why?
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From the Platform.com website:

"PLATFORM LSF
Intelligent, policy-driven batch application workload processing — for desktops, servers and mainframes

Platform LSF is software for managing and accelerating batch workload processing for compute-and data-intensive applications. With Platform LSF, you can intelligently schedule and guarantee completion of batch workload across a distributed, virtualized IT environment. Platform LSF fully utilizes all IT resources regardless of operating system, including desktops, servers and mainframes to ensure policy-driven, prioritized service levels for always-on access to resources. Platform LSF is based on the production-proven, open, grid-enabling, Virtual Execution Machine (VEM)™ architecture that sets the benchmark for performance and scalability across heterogeneous environments. With more than 1,600 customers and the industry's most extensive library of third-party application integrations, Platform LSF is the leading commercial solution for production-quality workload management."

I've read that 4 times and still can't understand what it says ;? Almost sounds like a comedy skit that uses alot of double-speak to say nothing at all. But maybe it's just over my head

Just completed an AdAware scan and lshosts32 is still in the startup tab. After reading other THT posts, I'm considering using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.
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I agree about the double speak. It had my head spinning too.



Don't use msconfig to stop an executable in WindowsXP. In the run box, type "services.msc" , with out the quotes. Now find the executable and disable it. Black Viper has a great bunch of info on the services that run in XP and how to work around things. Good luck.



http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/service411.htm

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