When I open comp it says Device Monitor Application has encountered a prob and must close.

When I open my computer it says my Device Monitor Application hasfailed and needs to close.  I am doing this for my mother over the phone so it is difficult - sorry.
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briancassinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you get an further information that you ccan check or is it just  a pop box with no further details button or anything  ?

If there are no further details do you have a lexmark printer ?

Try running these two programs and report back to me

Download  combofix.exe and save it to your desktop
Close any open browsers.
Before starting ComboFix disable and exit any anti-virus software, anti-spyware or any other security related software as they may interfere with ComboFix's operation.
Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you and display it on your desktop called c:\combofix.txt. By default this log is located on your 'C' drive. Post that log in your next reply along with a fresh HJT log as well
Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.
Combofix http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe

next run hijack this, scan and save a logfile then post it up here


this problem is either a legitimate application having an error or you have some sort of malware / virus
curnel7Author Commented:
Did not pursue - my bad no error on your part - thanks
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