For other people reading the thread:
Ad-Aware - www.lavasoftusa.com
Spybot Search and Destroy - http://security.kolla.de
Free antivirus software - www.grisoft.com
Free virus scans via Web (requires IE or Netscape, doesn't seem to work in Mozilla or Firefox)
Emergency Boot CD:
The EBCD contains tools for recovering deleted files, managing partitions, and generating hardware inventories, and recovering Windows passwords. Contains other useful stuff too.
A linux distro that runs from a bootable CD. Great for people who want to check email or surf from someone else's machine without risk of passwords being grabbed by infectious software on the machine in use. Help forums can be found at www.knoppix.net
Windows Registry Tutorial - http://www.winguides.com/article.php...guide=registry
If you have to edit the registry to get rid of the last traces of a virus or worm, it's best to go in knowing what you're doing. This can help.
How to Start Your Computer in Safe Mode: