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Why do I get a popup "FTLnSTAT"

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I got a popup :FTLnSTAT" with the following error message: "An invalid argument was encountered".   If I click OK or close the window, it just keeps popping up again.
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Have you tried thoroughly scanning for viruses or Malware?
If no, try downloading & updating Malwarebytes(MBAM), from here:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Run in normal mode.
Tutorial, if required:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t169669.html

If MBAM won't run, download and run Rkill first.
Do not re-boot after running Rkill, then run MBAM.
http://www.technibble.com/rkill-repair-tool-of-the-week/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

If the popup is still there you could try running TDSSKiller:
http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.zip

Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.
Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

More detail TDSSKiller tutorial:
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684
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The above comments were made on the assumption that you may have Malware.
As you're probably aware its not enough to scan only with a resident AV scanner, we often need to use a number of online anti-Malware products.
Then, if the results indicate a clean computer, we can move on ..

This next link may then provide some guidance>
"GENERAL ERROR: An invalid argument was encountered":
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH48784
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Thank you.   Simple answer, worked very well.
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You're welcome.   Thank you.
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