Some frequenly used tools of the trade, all freeware....
Click on the link for the software ... then click the sites to visit their homepages.
Hijack this - site - The ultimate in spyware removal. (Advanced Users)
Ad-Aware - site - The standard user spyware defeater.
Spybot S&D - site - Another standard in spyware killing.
CW-Shredder - site - Removes all instances of the Cool Web Search Spyware.
LSPFix - site - Fixes broken internet access due to spyware/malware.
WinSockFix -site - Repairs windows registry and tcp/ip settings after malware has corrupted them.
DelDomains -site - Removes the hosts file and creates a new empty one.
Stinger - site - Virus Scanner for Safe Mode
AVG - site - Freeware Anti Virus Suite, does what Norton does, except its free!
CCleaner -site - Cleans out all temp directories, cookies, etc..
RegScrubXP - site -- Scans registry in XP, and fixes all problems.
Everest - site - Tells you everything you ever wanted to know about your computer .
Zone Alarm- site - Protects you from unwanted intruders.
Netstumbler - site - For finding Access Points.
Stumbverter - site - For converting Nestumber data into MapPoint Map data.
USAPhotoMaps - site -- Nice terraserver photo map of the USA.
Real VNC - site - Easy control and/or viewing of other PC's remotely.
NetStat Agent - site - Network Monitoring Tool.
Internet Explorer 7 - Browser setup from Microsoft's site.
Windows 2000 SP4 - All the latest Service Packs in one for Windows 2000.