Like most IT professionals, I try to help out employees with their questions about the home PC(s). Most of the time, I get asked about setting up small home networks and printer sharing. Lately, I'm getting requests on how to prevent the flood of annoying pop up ads.

So far, I've been recommending two spyware removal tools, Adaware and Spybot. Both seem to do a pretty decent job of cleaning up PCs.

-Chris

Interesting Links:

http://cc.uoregon.edu/cnews/summer2003/spybot.html
http://www.thundercloud.net/infoave/spyware/index2.htm