I did this job for a guy with massive spyware today. He already had backups so he wanted me to reformat. Fine. I reformatted and reloaded Windows 2000 Pro SP4. I ran Windows update and downloaded all of the critical updates. I installed Firefox, AVG Free Edition, Spy Sweeper trial, & Zone Alarm free edition. I'm not a fan of software firewalls but since he doesn't have a router, its better than nothing for now. I explained how you get spyware and why Firefox is better. Less than 8 hours later, he called me because Spy Sweeper is detecting CWS and Clearsearch. Of course he denies using IE or downloading anything. Yeah I got paid so I shouldn't care but damn its frustrating to see a pristine computer fucked up before you've even made it home for the night.