Windows 10: Host Process keeps stopping every time Solved

  1.    10 May 2018 #1

    Host Process keeps stopping every time

    Hi guys...
    So recently I have come up against such an annoying problem that keeps me from completing my work. In particular, each time while I am doing stuffs on my PC, a dialog appears, and it says that "Host Process for Windows Services has stopped working". And when I click on the button "Close the program", it gets a BSOD. If I don't, nothing happens.

    Someone pls help me, I have been sickened by this problem for a long time. I know that some of you guys suggest that I should reinstall Windows, but pls note that this PC is my mother's, and if anything wrong happens to it, you know what happens next right? Also, I tried the method by upgrading my Windows version to the newer one using Windows 10 Upgrading Assistant, but nothing worked.

    Halp me pls. I would like to send my best appreciation to solutions
    Btw, I also have an error called: C:\Users\****\AppData\Microsoft\Roaming\defsvvjw\ivtdegif.exe
    PS: If anyone wants to know the specs, here it is:

    Dell Vostro 3559
    Intel Core i5 6200u 2.8ghz Turbo
    Windows 10 64 bit (latest version)
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  2. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       11 May 2018 #2

    The "ivtdegif.exe" looks like it's some sort of Malware. You should do a full computer virus scan using Windows Defender.
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  3.    11 May 2018 #3

    I tried Windows Defender, but it didn't work. I'm thinking of booting the PC into Safe Mode, and then scan for viruses using Malwarebytes. Seems ok, right?
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  4. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       11 May 2018 #4

    Yes, that's a good idea. Do that.
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  5.    11 May 2018 #5

    Thx very much bro, it clearly improve my pc performance. Nevertheless, the ivtdegif.exe still hasn't been fixed. Have you figured out on how to deal with this. Thanks again.
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  6. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       11 May 2018 #6


    You came up with the idea of running Safe Mode and running Malwarebytes. You need to thank yourself for that one =)

    for the exe file, open a File Explorer window and copy/paste this in the address:
    C:\Users\****\AppData\Microsoft\Roaming\defsvvjw\ (where **** is the name of your user account)

    This should take you to that folder. Is that file in there?

    Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, go to the Startup tab. Do you see that file in that list?
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  7.    12 May 2018 #7

    No, clearly I didn't see anything after following your steps. Right at the AppData folder, I don't see the Microsoft folder. The same to the startup program when I hit the combination Ctrl + Shift +Esc. Anyways, thanks to your advice, my PC has been much faster than before. Many thanks again.
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  8. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       12 May 2018 #8

    You're welcome.

    And sorry, I didn't notice this before, it's
    not .../Microsoft/Roaming/...

    (if there's a message that comes up saying ivtdegif.exe is missing, we can try other methods to get rid of that... if you want; your choice)
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  9.    14 May 2018 #9

    I don't know but it seems that my PC has fixed itself, or maybe I ran system mechanic, and you know what, it works!
    My best thanks to you.
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  10. pepanee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,082
    Windows 10 Professional
       14 May 2018 #10

    You're welcome. And that's awesome news!

    Glad it somehow fixed itself. =)
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