I've done a ton of tech support and the like, and usually a good Hijack This or Spybot scan takes care of pretty much any issues a PC has, but this is really getting to me.
So here's the story - my beloved girlfriend was trying to watch a video online and ended up installing a "codec" that was needed to watch it. She got the memory dump BSOD, restarted, and got another one.
The only new process that runs appears to be called 'b', which I've msconfig'ed the hell out of startup. I also ran CCleaner, which probably didn't do anything, but what the hell. Anyways, my computer runs fine now, although startup is a bit slow.
Here's the killer: Even in Safe Mode, doing any kind of Spyware/Virus Scan is futile, because the program is automatically closed. And, get this - it's also uninstalled (almost completely, too). Also, system restores never can be completed.
Finally, here's the link to the site that got her: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...
The first link provided is the culprit - I don't know if that might help someone, but there it is.
Thanks in advance,