Don't suppose you happen to recall the name of the exe in question on that system eh?
I would normally just drop the whole system and do a full reinstall given the wide scope of problems the system is currently experiencing.
But with it not being my system and the amount of stuff on there that isn't mine that just isn't an option >-(
I'm still thinking RAM problem or trojan to cause this kind of disruption.
Just to futher this one,
Can anyone recommend a good free trial trojan specific scanner. Already ran Trojan Remover v 6.5.4.
Would actually kinda like to find a Trojan at this point just to make solving it easier :P