Firstly I'm a little ticked off: hitman did more than delete some tracking cookies, it's reset my desktop, removed some shortcuts and turned back on the shitty asus background and turned off the windows classic view. It's removed all of the personalizing I've done to the folders and mouse settings. WTF? Malwarebytes found nothing truly malicious as I expected Trainer programs for MW3, spybot's teatimer and the MW3 application were flagged INCORRECTLY and despite marking them as IGNORE they're missing. WTF? My personal folder and everything it contained, including the log files for the suggested programs are also missing. WTF?
Windows update was turned back on whereas I'd specifically turned it off, and changes were made while rebooting from memtest. WTF? Memtest passed my ram 100% after running at 800 and 1066 settings. My xp64 installation was f'd over by another suggested a/v program that was set to 'scan/not repair' mode to the point where it's useless.
Secondly: how can I "test" the system if I remove applications or parts thereof that are required to be running when it crashes?
Next is a system restore to previous settings.