Belkin Wireless N router
HD C: 172 GB
HD D: 115 GB
HD G: 465 GB external Rocstor HD
Registry Mechanic 2010
My laptop keeps dropping the internet connection. There is no warning, it just drops it.
What I did and the results:
update NAV - run scan - clean
update Registry Mechanic - run scan - clean
update AVG Free - run scan - clean
Hijack This - run scan - ***will not complete***
I am assuming I must have a rootkit. How the heck do I get rid of it?? I looked at the Hijack This scan report and nothing seemed out of the ordinary other than that it stops early. I followed the instructions via DOS (suggested) and the action failed.
The action requested that failed:
1) RUN -> CMD -> notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
2) delete items related to HiJack This
This command failed and never got to step 2
What should I be doing to get my computer to stop dropping the internet connection and otherwise behaving poorly?