In my opininion its one tool to have in your battle with spyware, should you buy it, thats completely up to you.
I will just post my finishing speech and give you a few good tools that are free on the net. These tools and a good maintenace program, shall keep you pretty much free from the garbage out there.
Since your issues have been addressed and you are ready to travel the net again, I will just give you a few ideas on how to stay safe out there. Best of all these programs are all readily available on the net for free
To reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster
SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are by JavaCool and both are free programs. SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed and consumes no system resources. SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
More info and download is available at:Spyware Blaster Spyware Guard
Might I suggest the following Free Spyware programs for added security, you can download them at the following links. These programs work great for detection:Ad-aware SE
--Adaware TutorialSpybot S&D
Antiviruses play an important role in keeping your computer safe and worry free
while using the net. *NOTE* Only one antivirus must be allowed to run on your computer, as having two or more running can and will cause conflicts.AVG Avast
Firewalls are also a must
in any good prevention :Zone Alarm Sygate Kerio
There are different browsers available on the net, other than Internet Explorer, we believe
!! these are better for security purposes
:Firefox OperaYou must stay on top of your updates at all times
, for the above mentioned applications.It is vitally important to stay on top of your critical updates provided by microsoft.
This can be accessed by going to Windows Updates
and following the prompts.
To add to the performance of your computer, i suggest a weekly maintenance
program. Run this tool. Ccleaner
Lastly a second opinion on the Antivirus that you have chosen. I suggest running these online virus scans periodically
, just to make sure that the av is doing a proper job, of keeping you safe :Rav Online Scan Housecall Online Scan Panda ActivescanHousecall Java Online Scan
<---For those who use Firefox
And finally a little How did I get infected in the first place ? (by Mr. Tony Klein and dvk01)
Good luck and safe surfing