Hello everyone. my girlfriend started complaining yesterday that her computer was running extremely slow so i remoted in to clean it up a little bit and see what i could do. I went to run hijackthis and to my suprise it came back and said it would not be able to give me a accurate scan because it couldnt access the host file. so i started browising to the location only to find out that it doesnt even have a drivers
fold under system32, let alone ETC/hosts file. The computer is windows 7 64 bit. I have full adminstrator privelages. I tried to make a drivers fold but it started telling me i didnt have access. I ran an extensive scan with MBAM and avast but was unable to come up with anything. i check out all the installed programs and services just to see if i could see anything out of the norm but there was nothing. hijackthis had a few things with IE that i fixed but it was nothing major just the normal crap from browsing and toolbars. I also went to MSCONFIG and made sure there was nothing running except what needed to be, I took it down to safemode without going into safemode and still had no luck. Any ideals would be great, i dont want to have to reinstall windows but i am completely out of ideals and it would seem if something is able to remove my drivers folder it might be a good ideal anyway.