I have used adaware for 3 years now and have always felt extremely confident with it. However, having spent many hours on this site I decided to download spybot and see if it could pick up anything adaware missed. I couldn't belive it. Spybot located 13 tracking cookies and 8 gator spyware programs and a comload program adaware failed to detect. The DSO exploits I understand from this forum are not problematical. And in fairness to adaware Spybot appears unable to delete the comload and i cannot locate it in my registry. Nevertheless, I am disappointed with adaware and when I posted on the forum my post was censored (partially edited excluding details of the stuff missed by adaware) and a response from the forum moderator which failed to address the issues in my post. Should I be concerned about this? NB. Adaware is correctly configured for optimum scanning. BTW, this is an excellent site. I've spent hours here. I've learned all about reg editing, cleaning, backups and downloaded regseeker. I had 29,000 cookies and 2,900 registry rubbish. I suppose that's what you get with 3 years of intense surfing with a 1.5mb connection combined with completely neglecting your registry. Now my PC boots in a flash. Thanks to all you gurus from whom I've poached so much knowledge.