Garrett LeSage points us to The free (and 99% foolproof) method to rid windows computers of spyware, adware, and malware that bogs the computer down. The 7 steps described in the article are all good advice.
I got rid of my Windows malware problem in one big step. I got rid of Windows, and got the not-so-popular but ever-so-dynamic Linux OS! So, my friends, get rid of your problems, in seven smaller steps, or one big leap!