The great deal on Ad-Aware and SpyBot is they're free. They do a good job, but being free they're not on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest threats out there. You can get a pro level of Ad-Aware and pay for that. You should look into SpySweeper, its been reviewed and seems to be on the mark much of the time. The only real hassle with it is cost, you need to renew it after a 1yr. to maintain support and updates. You should look at SpyDoctor as well, again you have to pay for the best protection.
For better or greater forum support look at the virus&security forum, re-ask your query there or get the basic text note.
Windows XP Home Edition, SP2
Got my computer back from the computer doc's; said my computer had several pieces of spyware.
I run my programs religiously: spybot, adaware, eTrust, AVG and (used to) Windows Defender.
Any suggestions as to a different spyware program I should use, or perhaps a combination?