I did all the steps tonight and my five SVCHOST.EXE entries in Task Manager more than halved their memory consumption!! They fail to mention that there is also an ActiveX control that needs to be disabled in the usual manner, via Tools, Internet Options, Manage Add-Ons.
My PC is surfing much faster now!! For awhile Dell techs were telling people who called tech support for these instructions that it would cost them $50!!! Guess they were either inundated with requests or someone threatened legal action!!!
A forum moderator may eventually want to add these removal steps to the Spyware Self-Help forum as I didn't think anyone but mods could post there.
Edited by buttoni, 18 August 2005 - 11:42 PM.