There are between 200 and 500 processes running - mostly USERINIT.
Scan showed clear of infection, but the McA forum suggested an extended parameter set (which found 2 more), and HijackThis.
The P3 does not display Icons if loaded in normal mode - just a plain blue screen.
Ctrl/Alt/Del takes 3mins or more to load - and Userinit is everywhere.
Safe mode is almost the same - except the screen is black, and almost as slow (the "bouncing-morphing" screensaver is like stop-frame photography).
I have to download diagnostics onto my P4, transfer to a mem stick and run it on the p3 - so progress is slow. I did try loading IE from Taskmanager - a white box appeared but after 20 mins I got a timeout message, so it's quicker to use the P4.
Having followed the McA forum advice, I downloaded/transfered/ran/tranfered Hijackthis and log before signing up.
Saw the message about running x/y/z but I must go out so, no time to do the to-ing and fro-ing until this evening, but as I've spent the morning on this I'll post the log anyway and you can ingore/advise me as you feel appropriate.
The problems started after the first re-boot following install of the latest Mcaffe Int.Sec. Suite last week, but the last run of scan metioned two infections that it did not clear (I ran it twice to make sure - takes 50 mins each time):
C:\WINNT\system32\msmolc.exe\SALISU.EXE ... Found the W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.by virus !!!
C:\WINNT\system32\msmolc.exe\USILA.EXE ... Found the Proxy-FBSR trojan !!!
should I delete these?
Then I ran Hijackthis....see log.
Any clues/suggestions welcome - I am drained.