while in the garage, there was a small gathering of my family members at my house yesterday. i keep my computer running smoothly. but some family members of mine asked to use my computer and i said "sure". god do i regret that now. in the span of 1 hour, my computer got slammed with all kinds of spyware bullshit. i used adaware to get rid of most of the stuff i get from just regular web browsing. when my computer was only used by myself i ran adaware once a week and usually it found only 5-15 things. well i ran my adaware last night and it found fucking 535 items. i was like ,...my adaware got rid of most of them but there are still some that will not get deleted because adaware says they are currently in use and cannot be deleted. which means they are running in the background somewhere im guessing. i tried to reboot and run adaware again but the wares start with the computer i guess. i took out all my startup items to see if that would work and they still start up with the computer. now i know doing a fresh install would get rid of all my problems but i will try other things before resorting to installing XP again. i have some progs on my computer that i need to keep cause i dont have the installation disc for them anymore (im retarded and will be keeping all installation disc from now on),...the shit that pisses me off the most is shit like say im reading a thread on offtopic. the fucking page would just go to another website about cleaning my drives or spyware removal. it pisses me off,...i get pop up windows when my computer is just sitting there idling. im not even on the computer and i get popups. someone please help!!!!!