The 2nd problem is that my browser is now hijacked after a virus infection. This virus was installed via a malicious software called Antivirus Plus (which was embedded with an pop-up ad at a newspaper website), which in turn had also disabled my Safe Mode. I removed the infected antivirus software (plus a infected desktop screensaver installed by AVP) using RKill, MBAM, Ad-aware & Spybot. But after 5 hrs of cleaning / rebooting work, I found a new problem wmpscfgs.exe. It took me another 3 hours to rename my "Run" files, delete the renamed-infected files and then run MBAM. After 4 reboots the computer was clean and that was the first time I went to the Internet since I was infected. I updated MBAM, Spybot and MBAM found some problems with browser hijack, so turned off my Internet, ran Hijack-this and am posting that log along with my MBAM logs.
Kindly help me by looking at my logs and let me know if you see any problems. I have access to multiple machines at home, so I am not using the infected laptop.
Also please let me know if you can help me with being able to boot into Safe Mode. Thanks a bundle.