My son is home from law school, which is terrific. He brought his laptop, which apparently has a good, or a series of good, malware programs.
The combo has it so his IE won’t go to windows update, other addresses get hijacked in the browser, and it seems to prevent Spybot Search and Destroy from launching. Likewise Adaware.
I tried running Spybot from a copy on USB, no luck. The antivirus cannot find it, let alone fix it.