Hi, Would appreciate some advice please. We have the following popping up every time i try to open anything = Windows cannot find '(null)'make sure you typed the name correctly,and then try again.To search for a file,click the start button,and then click search. have avg & Zonealarm installed. O.S windows xp home edition.Have tried a full scan etc but is still there. any tips i could try ? or is it more complicated ?...thanks
check my earlier thread and see if any of the symptoms which I had are similar to your situation. Might be worth reading thru it all as some of the symptoms weren't realised until after I cleaned the machine. It might save you some time and reach a decision on what's happening on your pc. click here
Thanks Marko797,managed to install superantispyware & although it found & deleted quite a lot of faults it is still there ! havn't tried running a scan in safe mode yet, would this make any difference ? any further advice before i call in tecnical help ?....thanks.....steve
Thanks for your input again, Avg seems to update between the constant pop ups (the null pop up all I.E related)managed to install Malwarebytes anti-malware. after approx 30 pop ups & then having to try & delete these to get to the d/load. Have had to leave this PC problem until Monday as it is at work,so will try the new d/load then.(will also try a scan in safe mode, if i can work out how to do it!) To out line the probs in novice terms...constant 'null' pop ups opening multiple I.E pages between tasks !leading to monitor freezing. have to switch between profiles to get back to my profile. A real pain & seems to be getting worse !.....Thanks for now..Steve
Well i have run the anti malware in safe mode,found a few prob but I.E opens multiple white pages, the "null warning seems to have gone though ! am now running the spyware prog in s/mode will check it in the morning but am not v/confident it will work. Any other ideas would be most welcome......Steve
Might be worth using multiple AM progs as some miss/pick up more than others. Use MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, A-Squared, but not all at the same time. Scan individually with each one on full scan. These are what I currently use. Which AV are u using? I switched from AVG 8 Free to Avast which is also free.