1. I followed the steps that were laid out in the "prep guide before posting a hijackthis log" but I was unable to run mcafee stinger. when I attempted to do so, I got the BSOD with the error message: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I also got the BSOD when I attemped to run the Kaspersky online scanner and got the error message:
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: klif.sys
The driver unloaded without cancelling operations.
Technical info: STOP 0x00000004(0xFODD9938, 0x000000FF, 0x0000001, 0x804E2E41)
I've checked the temp of my CPU and it's around 30C. My RAM card was covered in what looked like drywall dust ( I finished my basement last year. I had the computer covered at the time but it looks like alot of dust got in there anyway. Maybe the RAM is damaged?)
2. I keep getting the "Windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to shut down" and "Dr. Watson has encountered a problem and needs to shut down"
3. On certain websites I visit, a weird kind of language appears. It's hard to explain. It doesn't fill the entire page because some of the words are in English and some are in this weird language. I'm not even sure if it IS an actual language. when I try to copy and paste it, it then appears in English. I have attached a screen shot of what I'm talking about in .jpeg format. My OS is XP Home and I have Kaspersky 2009 internet security, spybot and Adware. I've run all 3 programs and removed everything dangerous. I've also followed the steps outlined in the prep guide before posting a hijackthis log (except for mcafee stinger).