While I do list the free and fairly safe utilities at the link below, some spyware has turned mean and will damage the OS slightly on removal. The most common damage is to winsock and a program called WINSOCKFIX cures 99.99% of those. Here's the usual tools -> http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&messageID=15002
In closing, Windows ME has sparse to non-existent repair tools. Microsoft's bravado about System Restore and System File Protection convinced someone to remove the repair tools. You can't repair Windows ME easily. And I don't offer much hope on heavily damaged Windows. MS simply didn't make this OS to be fixed like the others.
My sister has Windows ME on her computer and cannot afford to upgrade. Her computer is running very slowly. I am a total newbie, but I offered recently to go download anti-spyware utilities (as well as Zone Alarm) to her computer to give her better protection. She has nothing. I have Windows XP Pro and know nothing about ME.
Can I install all those utilities on her ME computer or will it cause more harm than good? Any other threads you can point me to in my effort to help her troubleshoot this old computer?
Thanks in advance.
p.s. I am going to bookmark this forum for her also.