Just went through some heavy duty spyware take over on my brothers machine which I had to clean....after spending fourteen hours and two days working on it manually I went home and surfed for some help!
Found net intergration,com where you can get a continually updated spybot search and distroy, free.
Then came accross spywareinfo,com support forum and there you will find some of the most helpful people on the planet! As well as more software....like HijackThis
I used to rec. lavasoft adaware but not anymore....if you surf around these sites you will see why.
I tried spybot s&d on my computer..I had just done a reformat and restored everything then ran adaware which said I was spyware free...HA!
S&D found about 6 lurking...
Just trying to help out...all this stuff is for free and like I said, they are really helpful folks.