Install Anti-Spyware Programs
We also recommend you download Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware Free Internet Security. Ad-Aware will not only find and remove a large number of baddies, but will also install a real time monitor, called Ad-Watch, that guards against incoming spyware. Each of these will find malware the others may miss, so get all three. Once you’ve run these, your computer should run at least a little—and maybe a lot—faster.