Bill Gates has bought out a beta version of a spyware checker click here I downloaded it yesterday, and ran a check. This found spyware that adaware and spybot had missed. I think you need XP and I know that you have to have a full correct copy for it to work. But if anyone is interested, then so far it works for me.
did complete scan and found nothing - so that's great a clean system (or it doesn't work ;) )
only alarming thing -when it first ran it came up with the message that it would take about 29 minutes to run based on 'like programs' that have run on computer before - now how does microsoft know that - (it actually finished scan in 12 minutes)
i to have it running it found one spyware that adaware & spybot failed to find,someone on pcadvisor said it was a copy,a firm that microsoft had bought out,it seams to run quiet fast compared to these others