Sweet, I have the first story here,
Oddly enough It wasn't too much about malware (In this Case), it was more about what the computer is doing this very second and figuring out why the computer was slow as hell.
It was a Vista computer that barely meet the real world requirement to run it (not the microsoft requirements)
This computer was running 3 different IM software at once, it was using Norton(trial period) a few toolbars (it went 3 rows deep)
. With all kinds of online and offline games
The first thing I did was run Comodo system cleaner and ccleaner to get some of the obvious crap out. Next was to get rid of all the IM softwares to be replaced with a lightweight all-in-one IM called "Pigion"
For those that never heard of Pigion, It's a open-source all-in-one IM (because it's open source, NO Spyware)
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
After installing Pigion, got all the plug-ins that they wanted for their new Instant Messenger and or needed
Lauched up "KillSwitch", things were finally looking better
Next all the toolbars got to go except 1 of them, The one toolbar had some convent features on it, so that stayed. I got rid of Nortan and put Comodo on
lauched up KillSwitch again
Sweet, it's looking good
So I changed some things, so it has to run manual insead of always running it tweak it a bit
So overall, I'm very happy with it. I'm giving it the five star rating