By 11am, thanks to the excellent advice here, I had disabled it and hopefully removed it.
By 11.30 it was clear that I also had the Google redirect virus. More searching on this forum led me to download and run the Kaspersky fix via another PC
By 12pm the fix had detected, cured and wanted a reboot. Reboot led to an endless boot-loop. Disabling automatic restart showed a Stop 0x0000007B error.
By 5pm, after trying every bit of online advice I could find, without getting any further, I resigned myself to a re-install, even if it meant losing everything. Put the Windows XP disc in the drivem, waited a long time for drivers to load, then presented with the same blue screen error. I can't even get as far as the Recovery Console.
It's now 8pm and I have run out of online advice to follow. Suffice to say I've had better days (grrrrrr)
Any help greatly apperciated
edit: Don't know if it's a related problem, but the laptop seems to be running extremely hot.
Hewlett Packard HP Elitebook 8730w
IntelCore 2 Duo T9800
Edited by hamluis, 04 January 2012 - 05:17 PM.
Moved from XP to Am i infected.