The Target of this Internet Shortcut is not valid!

  1.    11 Aug 2016 #1

    The Target of this Internet Shortcut is not valid!

    Just turned computer on, and upon starting found "File Explorer" icon in Taskbar to be "flashing" together with the error message..... The Target of this Internet Shortcut is not valid!
    I am using Mozilla Firefox as opposed to Internet Explorer, (IE being turned off).
    Anyone have any experience/information to resolve the problem
    Thank you and regards,
    John P.
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  2.    11 Aug 2016 #2

    Can u be more specific,
    It comes as a POPup as soon as turn it on or when u click on file explorer.
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  3.    11 Aug 2016 #3

    Hi, It comes as a POPup when turned on !
    John P.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Aug 2016 #4

    An unwanted startup.
    1. Open Task Manager and disable all the startups.
    2. Open Task Scheduler >> Task Sch Library... Select all tasks and delete.

    U can also use following utility to see all the Auto startup items.
    Autoruns for Windows
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