Thank you for the tips. I think that I will just stay with SS, as they are offering me special "re"-subscription rates that I don't think can be beat. As for Spybot and Spyware Blaster, all they really do is block predetermined lists of sites. They do not monitor such things as startup items, memory, etc. However, if I am mistaken about this, please advise me, and I will have to take a harder look at these offerings.
EDIT: I use Spybot for the sole purpose of locking Internet Options from being opened from within IE. I don't know if that helps any, but I figure, what the heck, it can't hurt. (I don't even use IE; I use FF with the "IE tab" extension, when necessary.)
Edited by rlprlp, 15 June 2007 - 08:11 PM.