Hey gang, just wanted to pass on the word about this amazing program. Old news by now, I'm sure most of you are up to speed. If not, and you've ever felt like your PC wasn't working as fast as it used to - you need to check it out, especially if you've ever uses a file-sharing system (Napster, Kazaa).
LavasoftUSA gives it out for free - maybe the best part. Even on dial up it will only take about 5 minutes to download and less than that to install. When you run it, it scans your PC for tons of sneaky software that sites like to leave on your PC when you're surfing so they can keep tabs of your browsing and shopping. All of these extra apps running really hinder your PC. Ad-Aware gets rid of it all, speeding things up considerably.
The latest version is 6.181 or something, I just updated mine from 5.0. One scan later, the new version had found nearly 100 new pieces of crap on my PC - not a good feeling. After clearing it off, defragging my drive and rebooting, it's like running a whole new PC.
Check it out.