Thanks for all the info you have supplied lurkswithin.
I presently have spywareblaster, spybot S&D, & Avira. I will take your advise and install the Ccleaner, ATF cleaner, and Winpatrol.
I uninstalled zone alarm and I ended up with a blue screen, coincidental - I'm not sure. Was able to reload with last best known config.
I have a router, which I have read blocks for incoming. I am going to install comodo for extra protection on outgoing.
I normally check my mail on line before I download to my computer to get rid of the junk. Unfortunately, my other half is a basic computer user and will open up outlook and receive all the junk which is why I am looking at installing spam software for outlook. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should use - free version of course.