I'm stumped on whats going on with this laptop, it's acting really weird. Seems to be running very smooth.. boots up fast. loads certain things very quickly, (eg. Control Panel, basic OS games, browses the HD quickly) But has issues with other apps, such as internet explorer (doesn't load period). mbam.exe doesn't load from the desktop icon, but will load (although lags the system to the point the app "stops responding") when I right-click on a file and select Malwarebytes to scan it. I installed firefox. It loads but the window is blacked out for the most part but will show like the top-right "X" to close the window when I mouse-over it.
I was able to get HijackThis to launch.. during system scan, I got the following: "For some reason your system denied write access to the Host file. If any hijacked domains are in the file, hijackthis may Not be able to fix this. If that happens again, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click start, Run and type: Notepad C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\host and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as 'Host' (with quotes), and reboot."
want me to post the log?