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XP Malware, windowsclick, black screen, can't run most !malwar

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Win XP on a Dell desktop
IE 8 and all recent MS security patches installed
Ubuntu installed for dual-boot

Mcafee antivirus has been disabled by malware.
on startup, after login (both regular and safe mode) I get only a black screen.
can run task-mgr.
through task-mgr can browse and search to get desktop to return.
Internet Explorer getting a lot of redirects through "windowsclick".
Cannot install malwarebytes - freezes about 55% into install, even when renaming the .exe (processes keep popping up an mbam.exe during setup as well as mbam-setup.exe[tmp])

Dell computer from 2005 does not come with a Windows OS disk.

Symantec's Vundo removal tool finds no instances of vundo.

first noticed issues with mouse driver... optical mouse, light would turn off and mouse stopped working. removed and replaced driver and mouse, problem fixed. About 3 days later, booted to black screen.
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Follow the steps in this guide: http://www.geekstogo...uide-t2852.html
If problems persist after following the guide, post in the Malware Forum with the required logs. IF you can't get a program (like mbam) to work, just let the malware techs know in your new topic.

If you are declared clean, and you still have problems, come back here and explain your issues.
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