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It’s not just a security issue. It’s a stability, performance, and user peace-of-mind issue. I’ve had one computer (a Windows Millennium machine) rendered totally unusable by spyware, adware, and related gunk. I’ve had other computers (Windows XP) seriously gummed up by this junk. I’ve literally had nightmares about “Golden Casino” and other spyware-borne invaders taking over my world, locking me out of my homepage, bombarding me with pop-ups, and so forth. This crap needs to stop now. It’s getting to the point where my user experience of Windows is on a par with attending a wake. It’s as if I need rubber gloves to the touch the computer. I break out in hives just thinking about what may be coming down the wire with the next page I browse or e-mail I retrieve. Using the computer has become far too stressful.