In fact your discussion in the Security Forum also adds fuel to what I'm going to write next.
-> You appear to be using a "security suite" product and relying on only that for protection.
You also have long discussions in which you find Zone Alarm to be new and interesting. Let's skip to some solutions?
1. No spyware (ever!)
Scan and eject all that is found with this online scanner -> http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
2. Stop using Internet Explorer all the time.
Why? http://secunia.com/product/11/ and other secunia advisories show that it's not the safest to use.
I see Seamonkey to have the lowest bug count according to them.
I've been facing some problems with my Internet Explorer browser. Sometimes when I want to close an IE browser window, pop-ups of IE windows kept appearing one by one. The problem particularly occur when I went to Windows Live Hotmail.
I have MSN and Google toolbar attached to IE, and the version is 6.
I've yet to scan my computer with PC-cillin Internet Security 2007. However, I've the feeling that this may not be the cause of malware.
Are there any suggestions on what I should do?