My computer crashed on me about 7 hours ago and I've now got it up and running again, clean as a whistle. Which is why I'm in here asking for suggestions as to a good mixture of antispyware. Say about 3 applications at the most. That isn't including firewall or antivirus as I already have them.
Money is a consideration here and if poss, stick to the free ones.
For anti spyware I use Spybot (click here) and SpywareBlaster (click here). For anti virus I use AVG (click here) and the firewall is ZoneAlarm (click here) which also has anti spyware built in. There is also a hardware firewall in my router. Since I've had all this installed, I have had no infections at all on my computer.
Thank you for your suggestions; I'm a little wary of Spybot, though, because it never put deleted items into the Restore folder for me. I'm wondering though if now I've done a complete reboot of XP it might work properly if I installed it this time round.
I have used Microsoft AntiSpyware before it changed to the Defender, but it never seemed to find what others did.