looks like this problem with lost internet connection showed up some days earlier here in Europe. This issue seems to be related to a newly discovered security hole in XP, which has been adressed by MS already. It doesn't seem to be clear what exactly causes the Generic Host Process to crash, but many people over here solved it pretty simple:
They just updated their XP with the most recent security patches from MS. If for some unknown reasons :rolleyes: the automatic updater failed or isn't active on your computer, try to install one of the "after SP2"-update packs, provided on some sites like:
Most users here report the problem solved after updating the OS. If it doesn't work, you probably have an additional infection with malware.
The crashing Generic Host Process issue itself seems not to have any further malicious effects, so it could be a friendly "proof of concept" for an exploit of the security hole, just being spread all over the world. (?)
As you know, this posting might be worth only 2 cents.... :cheesy: