Mod Edit: moved to proper forum. ~~ boopme
I am running Win 8.1 on a HP 2000 with 4 GB of RAM. I downloaded a db2 emulator from IBM's website, and my laptop acted funny. I ran Avast's boot time scan and found a virus.
I removed it, but, my laptop now is running slower than before. I don't run much, usually Chrome, Notepad and MS Word. I have to close several windows to get it to run at a descent click.
I googled and found techniques to speed it up, but they were things I kinda of knew already, like disabling startup items, turning off the enhanced display settings, and carefully disabling services or setting them to manual.
Still didn't help much.
I downloaded and ran HijackThis v2.0.5. It ran, but it said a message about not being able to access the hosts file. The output and the message are attached.
Maybe some files are damaged or maybe something else is running?
Anybody have any ideas to speed it up?
Edited by boopme, 03 December 2013 - 09:18 PM.