After days of fighting with the damn spyware which found its way into my laptop a few days back through the disguise of a game (not porn hor!) which I downloaded, I finally decided I had enough of the shit. Basically what this spyware does was to introduce adware, popups and even browser hijack! I tried all sort of things, including downloading all sorts of free spyware scanner plus remover programs i can find out there and scanning, running and deleting the detected ones. But the problem still persisted. For the record, i had spybot search & destroy, ad-aware, spyware doctor, norton anti-virus, etc.. (Not that these softwares are not good, its just that they only removed 70-80% of the problems but not all of it) So, I lan lan suck thumb, go backup all my documents, music, videos & important stuffs, and proceed with the reformatting. Good thing i have an external hard disk drive, if not it would be a darn hassle.
Now that the lappy is re-formatted, its now running much faster and of course all the spyware removed. And guess what? The first thing I die die wana install before anything else was firefox. Sorry to all IE users out there, but I just cant fathom how you ppl survived without tab-browsing. I was clicking relentlessly on the middle mouse button just now, expecting a new tab to shoot up, it was then i realised it was IE. Sheesh.