hello -- i am wondering if someone can help me. i am constantly coming home and finding that although i haven't been at the computer all day, it seems as if things are installing themselves on my computer on thier own. i am constantly seeing the lycos sidebar installed, along with top text, and various other ad softwares. it got so bad that i couldn't even start windows the other night. i had to go into safe mode and disable everything from running on startup in order for windows to get back to normal. i downloaded and scanned my system with adaware 6 and spybot search and destroy. my problem is that the system will be ok for a few days, and then i will get home and lycos sidebar and other spyware softwares will be back, sometimes it gets worse and worse. i am looking for an answer as to why and how these things install themselves on their own, how to get rid of them for good, and what programs will prevent this all from happening on a recurring basis. if spyware blaster will do so, that would be great. will it be always running so that i can prevent anything from happening on its own? thank you so much for reading and for your help. i dont know much about spyware yet. i really appreciate it.