I look at IE like the old clunker car that you're constantly having to fix. Some people enjoy a challenge like that, but almost everyone hates having their car strand them on some highway, and not everyone enjoys the near constant work it requires just to keep the thing running.
So continuing with the analogy, Firefox would be like a low maintainance car. You just have to do the regular sorts of things, like check the fluids and put gas in it. You don't need to be constantly running to the car parts store getting some part or another just to keep it running (e.g installing some anti-spyware program). You can spend more time driving and doing other things.
I cam across a spyware removal program called Spy Bouncer while on the AVG virus removal program website. Has anyone heard of it?
I installed it on 2 computers at work and it shows spyware that no other programs caught. My own "safe" work computer (I have SpywareBlaster and Spybot installed) is showing as being infected in the registry with Claria/Gain, Domain Hijacker, Kontiki & 1 unknown (which I think is connected to Kodak dig. camera program. Unfortunately you can scan and find the problems, but must pay $29.99 to register before you can use the removal tool.
I'm impressed with what is has done so far, but would need some more positive feedback before I can convince my bosses to spend the money. Thanks!
P.S. I've never manually deleted registry files - any tips for safe removal for a newbie? I copied down the exact paths from the Spy Bouncer results.