After opening IE7 again, I had a new toolbar. I usually have a google toolbar for searching, but it had been replaced with a new toolbar. (I didn't write it down - think it started with the letter A and was probably four or five letters long.) The new toolbar also had items that 'scrolled' instead of my non-moving toolbar.
I used remove hardware to remove the new toolbar.
I researched VirusRemover2008 (VR8) a little, but didn't find it in the processes tab of the task manager and couldn't find the files I was supposed to delete. A bubble came up in the lower right telling me that there was unusual traffic with my email (again, don't remember the exact words), but I was afraid to click on it because it might be the VR8. Now I think that it was probably a legitimate bubble from microsoft.
Now I have seen the blue screen with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message a few times only minutes after booting up. I'm able to start in safe mode, but even then was shut down with a NT Authority/System message. I haven't turned it back on.
Dell Inspiron 6000
Edited by mommafrick, 05 January 2009 - 04:59 PM.