I don't know much about computers but after the fresh reinstall, I could see that there were settings that just didn't look right and had been altered:
1. The System Restore was turned Off;
2. The Remote Access was turned On;
3. In Control Panel>Internet Options>Security, I noted that certain settings were altered. For ex., in the "Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites, Restricted Sites" I saw that the "Launch Unsafe Application and Files" was Enabled. I am not experienced enough to know what half of these settings are, but I am guessing that this shouldn't have been enabled;
4. In the Firewall, the WEBFramework and UPnP Framework were Unblocked for "Any Computer."
Attached are DDS logs. I have Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP 3. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - EileenNOLA