Hi & thanks for doing what you do

I have an infected Windows XP Pro (sp3) 32-bit system

I had difficulty installing the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in "normal" mode
I could start the installer but it never popped up a menu, and seemed to be just stalled... cpu was at 0%

I started in safe mode (with networking) and the installer installed sucessfully.

I have tried to run the prog (mbam.exe) in normal mode but nothing happens... rebooted it after 20 mins with no activity.

I can run it in Safe mode (with networking) and it asks "The database is outdated by 44 days.... update now?"

If I say yes
then it says immediately "An eror has occurred. Please report this to our support team(...) PROGRAM_ERROR_UPDATING(0,0 Host not found)"

If I say no (or ok to the error above) then I can start the scanning... which is where I am now... I guess it will take some hours

Am I on the correct path?

Is there maybe a "boot from CD method" which would be better to use?

The next chapter

The Malwarebytes scan completed after about 2 hours, (log file posted below)

The ESET Online Scanner, and all the alternatives listed, will not run.
They all seem to stall when trying to download their applet/addon

The DDS script, displays the instructions and a progress bar in the form of a line of 54 "#" chars
There it stalls. (I waited 30 mins to be sure)
No files were created on the desktop.

other info

My IE version is 8.0.6001.18702

[/B]My googlemail account:[/B]
whenever I try to access my email account at google it stalls saying "loading <myemailaddress>@googlemail.com" (progress bar shows about 75%)
(Account works fine when accessed from another PC)

Virus Checker:
I first noticed a problem when my browser (both Firefox and IE) would start, and I could enter URLs in the address bar, but they never seemed to connect to the site, got just a blank white page.
I uninistalled my virus checker (Avg) and then I could view the web pages again.
Now Firefox refuses to start, it is visible in the Processes list but never displays a window, and cannot be killed with an "End process".

Starting and Stopping the PC:
The PC will not always startup completely, 1 out of 2 times, at the point where the desktop is normally displayed, I just get a black screen and a mouse cursor, sometimes I can move the mouse cursor, most times it's just frozen.

The PC almost never turns off properly, it gets to the "Saving your settings" message and hangs.
A Restart usually works as far as the shutting down/reboot bit (but then can hit the startup problem)

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Database version: v2012.04.04.08

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS (Safe Mode/Networking)
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Fred :: JJC [administrator]

18/05/2012 23:44:49
mbam-log-2012-05-18 (23-44-49).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 856332
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 13 minute(s), 32 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 1
C:\sooi832.bin (Trojan.SpyEyes) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Detected: 2
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{6860FD64-7627-4E1E-BE52-A0ED2E28B250}\RP1024\A0968795.exe (Adware.Onlinegames) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\sooi832.bin\8C5E40CD3C227A8 (Trojan.SpyEyes) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.