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My housemate means business

My housemate’s computer has got so badly infested with spyware that was beyond the reach of Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy that he’s bought a copy of Spyware Doctor, a shareware application. It seems to have done the trick, and got rid of an especially annoying one that apparently downloaded film trailers and would play them while he was asleep, thus waking him up and wasting our bandwidth.
To put this into context, it’s been nearly 10 years since my housemate bought a piece of software that wasn’t prebundled with his machine. And this is a machine that has XP SP2 with the firewall turned on and an anti-virus program.