I have fixed computers for a long time dealing with the traditional issues. However, there's this local non-profit who doles out free (and relatively new machines) to students, the poor, and retired persons and in the software bundle is a lot of built in spam. This is something I have not come across on this level. Whenever the client goes online to his favorite browser, Microsoft Explorer either opens up or pops up mid-search. Is a typical Office Depot/Staples Adware and Spamware Blocker the best way to deal with this? The restore disk from the non-profit has all the built in ads and spam and client doesn't want to purchase a fresh disk of Windows. At this point, it's certainly cheaper to go the ad/spamware route instead of having him buy a new full version of Windows. I don't want to get a pirate version since I am licensed/certified for this stuff and have to go legit.