Now I'm posting because I'm really stumped with this neighbor's computer.
The machine is totally slow; I did all of the list below with accompanying slow re-starts, some noticeable improvement but still stupidly slow; logo to login, right-click menus, populating lists, opening progs.
blew out dust
no 'blown' capacitors i could see
BIOS updated fine
Add/Remove progs - un-install multiple anti-spywares, un-install some desktop weather channel b.s.
msconfig - trim down the startups
check task manager processes, none suspicious, stopped some Norton remnant b.s. and Symantec 'doscan' crap
IE7 internet options - delete temp, history, etc. files
Remove old Javas, install latest
Run HijackThis, remove/fix coolwwwsearch and myway
still slow as heck. But get this:
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Spybot S&D runs, 3 times. no teatimer, no internet. hangs at virtumonde.dll *ack, barf
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Combofix.exe runs, 3 times, AND BSOD when ran as Combofix1.exe.
BSOD (p.m.d.)when Vundo runs, 2 times.
...what would you do next?
Edited by Pandy, 05 March 2010 - 02:34 PM.
Moved from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs as no logs are posted ~Pandy