Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc
Kary, that treestate.dat file might be malware. Try running Malwarebytes to see if it catches something. It might be that only deleting it doesn't do the trick
Agreed, there are also reports of this being Malware related too, so it's worth the hassle of a full virus and malware scan. I don't think it is malware, but it's still worth checking up on.
My Malware killer of choice is UnHackMe - First BootWatch AntiRootkit - Greatis Software
. It has a free trial period so you can kill all the bad-stuff for free. it also picks up things that Trend Micro misses - on 3 occasions for me (I see that trend is installed via the screen print) and you can install it while Trend Micro is also installed with no concerns.