1. Does anyone know whether the site at 'adwarereport.com' is any good and any reliability can be placed on their reports . The site carries the following report about spybot- 'We receive a considerable amount of email challenging our claim that Spybot S&D has caused stability problems on our Windows XP test platform. Specifically, this program slowed Internet Explorer to a crawl, a problem we were able to fix by running another top spyware removal tool. A little research showed the other users weren't quite so lucky. From the looks of it, Spybot S&D has crashed more than a few PCs, some to the point where a complete re-install of the operating system was required.' The detailed report is here- http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000045.html 2. It is interesting ,however,to see that most of the 'supporting' quotes are from diff forums and this quote -'We no longer recommend SpyBot S&D. Version 1.3 has too many stability problems and frankly seriously wrecked some of our clients computers. We have used/recommended SpyBot for many years, until 1.3 came out. It the problems are addressed, we would probably recommend it again.', at http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=15814 has clearly been commented upon by spywareinfo (the Administrator] as follows- 'I have no idea who the "we" is whose opinions are presented here. "We" emphatically does not mean www.spywareinfoforum.com or its staff. -cnm' 3. However,there has been a very interesting and a rather long post on this subject recently at DSLReports here- http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/remark,13919416 which starts with the thread initiator attributing the following quote from a respected site here »aumha.org/a/parasite.htm ~Mod note...quote contents snipped....link provided above....Bubba~ 4. Though there may be a simple explanation to this but in this case also when i visited the referred site i found that though it definitely does not recommend spybot but uses the following words which are completely different from those quoted above- 'SpyBot Search & Destroy No longer recommended by this site — especially for non-specialist users — due to its false positives, generally poor performance, and questionable recommendations. If you follow the steps I recommend on this page then SpyBot, at best, is unnecessary. This popular program does still have value in the hands of experienced specialists.' 5. Though much of it may be inspired by vested lobbies but there appears to be a debate presently going on about the the merits or otherwise of spybot. The members are requesred to give their opinion about the utility of this respected freeware.