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There is a program for Windows called Ad-Aware, found here somewhere. And also SpyBot which can be found here. Another useful tool for Windows is Hijack This, available here
Norton is terrible in my opinion, it does not use system resources wisely but I am afraid I do not have an alternate for you, sorry. There are a few online antivirus scanners though. Don't ask me how good they are though.
These are the first three applications that I install on ANY/ALL machine(s) that I put Windows on. If I could ever manage to convert all of my computer-illiterate family members to Linux, it would save me a good deal of download and update time. Not to mention the problem troubleshooting that I have to constantly perform for them.
I have seen a few of these recently and I can't tell what the point is - testing a spambot maybe?? Anyway, this is closed. MondayGirl - if you are a human being, please contact me to discuss reopening the thread. Cheers all.