Originally Posted by macro
My brother-in-law claims to have found 2500 on a PC where he works, but I didn't see it firsthand.
Since I began using the Mozilla Firefox Web browser in January, I found exactly one (1) spyware file on my machine using Ad-Aware SE with updated definitions. It has reached the point where I rarely check anymore, but I did a couple of days ago just to be sure. Once again, none were found. Is this normal?
Yes. IE has no built in safety net. It's a terrible browser. Try not to ever use it. I've been exclusively using Netscape (more recently Mozilla) and I've gotten very few virii/spyware/adware. Somebody recently got on my computer and used IE, though. Now I've got some malware. It's looking like its gonna be a pain to get rid of.