Yes running in safe mode will make a difference, but primarily if you have up to date pattern files for your anti-virus and anti-spyware. This is easy to achieve if you have internet access but not so easy without. To answer your question about Ad-Aware - yes you loaded the latest Anti-Spyware program
onto your system but it came with an old reference file. You need to update the reference file to have the latest level of protection.
1. run what you have in safe mode as I suggested originally.
2. At a PC where you have internet access go to the Symantec website and look for a SARC intelligent updater for your version of Norton AntiVirus. Download that to your pen drive. When you connect it to your PC and run the SARC file it will update your Norton AV.
3. Have Ad-Aware running on a PC connected to the internet and update it. This will create the latest pattern file called defs.ref
in the 'c:\windows\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware se personal' folder. Copy this file to your pen drive.
When you are at your PC go to the same folder and rename defs.ref there to defs.old then copy defs.ref from your pen drive into that folder. When you next run Ad-Aware it will have the latest references.
4. You should have Spybot S&D also on your system - I don't know how to manually update this so you will have to run it as is and then run it again to update it when you get internet access restored.
5.You should also get SpywareBlaster from http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
There is a SpywareBlaster tutorial here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Usi...ware-tut49.html
You will need to update that online as well.
6. Boot your PC in safe mode and run Norton AV, Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, and SpywareBlaster.
The process of removing all the malware from your system is not necessarily a 'one flick and it's gone'. Each time you remove some spyware with the above programs will make it easier to progress the other steps.
If before you attempt these steps you get a response to your HJT Log post you should ignore these suggestions and focus only on the HJT response.