thought i'd contribute one that i find helpful. Its called spywareblaster. Works very well, from what I understand it doesnt actually run, and it doesnt remove spyware either, but it blocks spyware from being loaded to your computer. You dont have to do anything except enable the things that it will block(everything) which is like 2800 different types of spyware. After running ad aware and spybot, and getting roughly 5-6 on spybot and 11 or 12 on ad aware, weekly, i tried this program and now with spy bot, ive yet to pick one up, and ad aware is good for only one or two files/week. Works very well, and you dont even have to open the program except to look for updates, just works automatically.
thought id add a little problem ive seen on a friends computer wiht this program, he has excite email account and with all the spyware blocked, he couldnt log into his emal, guess that tells you somehting about excite email, but that was simply a (time consuming)matter of finding the file type and opt to not block it. Other than that no problems. Good luck with it.
I also have a question for braingoo, i tried that tweakui thing, but it doesnt run, just asks if i want to install to the control panel, i say yes but its not there. any ideas. That style xp thing is awesome! thanks. Dont know where id be without stumbling onto this forum a few months back.