Hi o_molad, welcome to GTG
To avoid confusion I split your post into a new topic.
I wonder if there is anything i can do to get back at the likes of 'yoursearcher' -
Unfortunately, no. Congress, Microsoft, and many others are working on ways to stem the explosion of spyware, but change comes slow. The reality is a lot of money
can be made by the creators of spyware and malware programs. Creators get paid for all the additional advertising pop-ups and links.
The authors of spyware are getting more creative, and hiding their software deeper into Windows. This makes it likelier to cause problems with your system, and recently, very difficult to uninstall. Some of the most recent pests have originated from Russia, leading some to speculate that the Russian mafia may be getting involved.
Also troubling is the recent attempts to knock computer help sites assisting in spyware removal off of the Internet. Some spyware is written specifically targeting these sites, in what's known as a Denial of Service attack. These attacks are very expensive to defend against, and threaten to force these sites to shut down.