What I have done;
Control/Alt/Deleted there were many many things running, many with criptic names, many "Rebate" type services. I stop as many of them as I could. Several times when stopping a program the computer would simply reboot and some of the ones I had stopped would restart on reboot.
Booted into safemode, used msconfig/startup to stop some of the processes.
Went into add/remove programs, removed what I could.
There were some that could not be removed by either method above. In particular one called "Aircity" Actually two occurances running all the time.
I went into Regeditor and searched for aircity key. Found several, tried to delete the keys but they seem to recreate themselves.
Eventualy they dissappeared from process box (Control/Alt/Delete). However now when I click on IE to connect to internet it does not open. When I control/alt/delete IExpolrer is there, but when I end task it "Has stopped responding". If I click on IE three times, there are 3 nonworking events in the task manager window. (could't think of the correct term for that before!!!)
What I intend to do next;
I have downloaded your win2fix.exe software to a thumb drive, will run it to try and fix IE. I also have a copy of Adaware on the thumb drive to install. I also will try to install Xoftspy.
I will then install your hijackthis software and attempt to get a log file.
Any further suggestion?