There’s nothing worse than Exploitationware: parasitic programs that install themselves along-with freeware programs you’ve downloaded. This hidden software may plague you with unwanted advertising or worse, in the case of Spyware, track and log your activities.
Fortunately, Andrew Clover has created an Exploitationware detection page. It does a great job of identifying malicious programs so you can remove them. He even provides you with source code so you can run the script yourself in the luxury of your own home, ideally while enjoying a nice dominican cigar (because Cuban’s are illegal).
Thanks to Ernie, for this great link.