I don't think that this is what you have Fred but if you come to suspect it, he took extensive notes that I can get you.
::peeks out from under triple lined tinfoil hat::
You don't? Actually I don't either, I just wonder how you figure out if you are. Your friend did not catch the infection until his ISP shut him down.
The plan now is to buy a small SSD and put the OS on there. I can then use the HDD for data.