Spybot is great but you need more, especially with search assistant. Download these also
Ad-Aware SE (a scanner, download, check for updates, read the directions and scan.
cwshredder (stand alone unit)(another small scanner for certain things, ALL other windows should be closed)
After you are done with that follow these directions for disabling and enabling system restore;
Then go and get an online scan at one or more of these places.
Housecall (IE using Active-X)
Housecall (all browsers using java)
Hey there -
My comcast cable modem connection has become slow as molasses. I Spybot Search and Destroy regularly and get rid of all spyware that shows up. It may be relevant that after many attempts and Internet Explorer shutdown, I finally rid my system of evil 180 Search Assistant spyware - very very ugly. If you have not heard of this, be thankful. Think that problem has benn solved, though.
So why has my connection become so sluggish? I miss my old speed! I have not resorted to reloading my Windows XP Home Edition yet. Would rather not go through that.
Anyone out there have any ideas?