I’m attempting to cleanse a computer. It had 512 pieces of adware and 327 viruses.

Got rid of all but one which is really giving me the finger….betterinternet. I’ve tried everything… in normal and safe-mode, including scanning for ADS (of which I found nothing except the usual ones that XPsp2 adds) and using the tool Symantec has for removing adware.betterinternet. The tool didn’t even find a trace of betterinternet but a process is running that when deleted starts again under a different name made up of random letters and gets registered as a service, I found eight instances using psservices.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

The machine is running XP home and the first thing I did is disable system restore.