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Windows XP Media Edition OS

I am having trouble finding what is preventing a friend's computer from installing or launching antimalware applications. I tried the following steps:

Turned off System Restore.

Did AV scan at www.trendmicro.com website in Safe Mode. Trendmicro found multiple infections and cleaned them.

Ran BitDefender Conficker Removal Tool in Safe Mode. Nothing found.

Ran Symantec FixVundo.exe tool in Safe Mode. Nothing found.

Installed and ran Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. Nothing found.

Installed and ran Comodo Antivirus scan. Nothing found.

Unable to launch portable Gmer.

Unable to install SuperAntispyware, cannot start portable SuperAntispyware either.

Changed executable name of mbam-setup.exe and it installs after a very long delay toward the end, but still cannot launch Malwarebytes program.

TDSSserv.sys was not found in either Device Manager's hidden devices list or in c:\windows\system32\drivers folder.

I would appreciate any additional ideas anyone can offer me to disinfect the system. Thanks.

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