Posted 31 December 2004 - 07:29 AM
in my experience, having three user accounts and winXP is like having 4 computers. Because XP is profile based it is most thorough to log onto each user with his or her own account name and run the adaware scan. Are you using the Adaware SE personal program? If you have checked for updates this program is very nice at finding and cleaning malware. I recommend NOT running it all the time, just as a tool, you will find that the computer is fastest with a minimum of TSR type stuff on it. (Terminate and Stay Resident) sorry, old fart term from DOS days.
I said 4 computers because you also have the Administrator account. By the Way Symantec has a free spyware scanner online but you may have to make a profile. there isn't one Malware company that I think can cover all the viruses, spyware, adware, i.e. Malware that is lurking around out here.
Tons of free stuff still on the Internet to keep your system in tip top shape...