While antivirus solutions such as McAfee VirusScan provide some protection against spyware, no utility can find all the many attacks that are possible. It's therefore recommended that you run a second anti-spyware utility as well. Below are some that we've used successfully.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware.
Spybot - Search and Destroy
Spybot - S&D searches your hard drive and registry for existing
spying/advertisement robots. If they are found, Spybot - S&D is able to
Spywareblaster is another program that is useful for combating spyware. Spywareblaster blocks your access to known spyware sites on the Internet. If you absolutely have to visit one of the blocked sites, you may go in and manually remove the protection from that site in Spywareblaster. However, when you do this, you open up your system to be re-infested with spyware.
Ad-Aware is another program that is useful for combating spyware.
A free utility to extract documents from compressed archives such as Zip, TAR and other compression formats. Most Windows editions now can extract ZIP files without extra software, but for older systems or other compression formats this utility may be needed.
SCIROCCO Take a Break
In today's world, we sit without moving for long hours in front of the computer screen. We hurt our eyes, shoulders, backs, and wrists. A short break every once in a while can reduce repetitive-stress injuries associated with computer usage. Take a Break reminds us when to take a break and it does so in style.
Glimmer Blocker is a utility for blocking ads that appear on many web sites. It works with all Mac OS X web browsers and other Internet applications without modifying the application in any way.
It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours
on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push
yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to
sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the
keyboard. Time Out will gently remind you to
take a break on a regular basis.