06-18-2009 04:29 AM
It appears as if the problem has been solved I have scanned the system with avenger, gmer and no rootkits found.
Norton is now running again, and the previous threats are now removed.
Web browsing is back to normal, and even performance levels are up.
My knee jerk reaction was to re install, but the whole experience has been educational! I don't wish this on anyone, but I learned an awful lot!
Thanks Again Quads!
and thanks to all the people that contributed on the forum.