Working on a friend's HP with XP Home OEM installed. Machine had 17 different viruses and 670+ spys. I removed them all. 3 virus checkers, Adaware & Spybot report it clean. HiJackthis log looks OK. I did the critical updates and then went for the SP1a express. 14 hours later, it is still "Running Processes After Install".

I thought there was a piece in one of the WWW letters about this, but I couldn't find it with a search. Should I give up and reboot, wait and then try to remove it (when it doesn't work) or what?

Thanks, CJon