Download Spyware Removal Programs
Spyware detection & removal[Info]
Ad-aware - Great program for removing Spyware. Simple and very easy to use, I've had problems with the update program (I don't know why it's a separate application) but other than that it's very good. The free version (personal edition) is hard to find on the official homepage - please go to download.com for a direct download link.
Spybot Search and Destroy - Another great program to remove spyware. Not really an alternative to Ad-aware but a program to use as well as Ad-aware for greater protection.
SpywareBlaster - This program can prevent the spyware being installed before it happens.
Browser Helper Objects (BHO's)[Info]
BHODemon - BHO's are generally annoying to remove manually, you don't need to though with this great program. You can see which BHO's are installed and disable ones you choose.
BHOCaptor - Another BHO program similar to above.
Internet Controller - A program from Adoko.com, you might find this useful for sorting out hijacking problems.
Hijackthis - A great program for sorting out hijacking problems.
Browser Hijack Blaster - A very good program to continually monitor your system so you can prevent the hijacking as it happens.
ZoneAlarm - An excellent free firewall from Zonelabs. They also offer more advanced firewalls ZoneAlarm Plus and ZoneAlarm Pro for a small fee.
Norton Personal Firewall - Another very widely used firewall, you can try it for 15 days free.
McAfee Personal Firewall
Sygate Personal Firewall
Nirsoft - This site contains extremely useful cookie management software called IECookiesView. Well worth looking into.