Today, some malware took over my Yahoo email account and sent out advertisements for ED meds to everyone in that account's contacts lists. (Kinda hideous ... I mean, former employers, my elderly aunt, and stuff like that.) I am now 40 minutes into a spyware scan using software provided by my ISP. A couple questions: 1) will anti-spyware software pick up pretty much all malware as well (i.e., does "spyware" equal "malware," or is spyware just a subset of malware)? 2) If I have the right security software, does it tend to do the trick in cases like this? 3) Should I also use System Restore to set my computer back to a date prior to the malware sinking its teeth in? (I'm using XP.) 4) Is there any chance the problem lies with Yahoo and not with anything on my hard drive? This has never happened to me before. In another week or so, I will be using a computer with a Linus OS. I presume that machine will be far more immune to this type of crap.