I spent about 6 hours over the last 3 days ridding myself of some sticky, nasty, medusa-like spyware that infiltrated my system. I got it by downloading a keygen for some DVD burning software, and activating it without scanning it with my security software.
Pervasive evil spyware - filled up my registry and temp directory and URL cache with nasty trojan hijacker files. I'm quite clever at fixing my computer. How the hell do most people deal with this sort of infection? Damn the spyware authors. May they have difficulty achieving Nirvana in this life.