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I just bought a HP Pavillion g7 1167dx Notebook PC and I was thrilled until I got it home and now I'm ready to take it back to Best Buy and beat someone to death with it. I am not violent by nature, but this computer could make a homicidal killer out of Mother Teresa.

One the Internet searches it becomes completely unresponsive or it takes from 3 to 10 minutes to go onto any website I click on. Or when I try to click on the website there's nothing--click, click, click--nothing---click, click click--nothing, within half an hour it locks up and I have to restart. It just doesn't work. It isn't too bad right after I turn the computer on but it goes downhill fast. Or when I try to type something into a search box and it won't type. I have to press each key several times to get a letter to appear. Sometimes it just won't at all.

When I get into a website the site stops responding. "[website] is not responding" every time I try to type something into a search, or click on a link, or try to scroll down the page--pretty much anything I try to do.

When I'm using software it stops responding every few minutes, just like website and web searches.

About 35%-45% or more of the time "Internet Explorer can not be display this web page".

I have Windows 7 64 bit, high speed Internet cable, new modem, the latest Internet Explorer, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, I scanned it with Spybot, Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Safty Scanner--Kaspersky found one possible thing and took care of it. But it hasn't changed the unresponsiveness.

I bought System Mechanic and it got even worse so I managed to turn the computer back to an earlier date and now it at least works to some degree again.

I also noticed that lately it doesn't want to shut down easily because of "background programs" that do not want to close. I close everything I have open before trying to shutdown.

I just downloaded HijackThis and it says"For some reason your system denied write access to the hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, Hijackthis may NOT be able to fix this." And it wouldn't save the log file so I went on safe mode and it saved and no problem with access to the hosts file. The log file is attached.

I hope some one can help.


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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes,

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