I have recently bought a new refurbished laptop and am having an issue from the get go. I purchased the laptop yesterday. It's a Sony Vaio Fit 15 E, 64 bit with Windows 8 pre-installed. There are times when I get a blue screen with a sad face that just explains that an error has occurred, the error being: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (tcpip.sys). It is mainly happening when I try to use torrent software. I've done excessive thread lurking on various sites looking for a solution to the problem but nothing I try works.
Some forums have said the issue is that network adapter drivers need updated but when I check for updates I'm told I have to most up to date drivers. Other forums suggest it is an issue with McAfee drivers interfering. McAfee was pre-installed but I uninstalled all McAfee products manually and then used MCPR to remove all McAfee software still hiding on the laptop which, it says, has worked. I have AVG and Malwarebytes installed also and tried removing them and trying again to see if they were the issue, but even when removed the error kept appearing and the computer crashing.
I'm really not sure what the issue is and every time I try a suggestion from other sites they don't solve the problem. I have uploaded the minidumps on my laptop here below, however I have no idea how to read or analyse them. Is there anybody that would be able to help me?
Minidump files: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3gAlOZ6dvu8MG5LWjh5cHFQOG8&usp=drive_web