I'm sure you've seen the new Anti-Spyware tool from Microsoft
, so I'll spare you the elevator pitch.
What I want to know is what brainiac decided that to install the thing you might want to either install an ActiveX control, or download an EXE file an execute it to continue? Um, isn't this crap the reason 99.9999% spyware gets installed? Shouldn't that type of behavior be discouraged? I was hoping that when I clicked next I'd get a screen saying "YOU FOOL! You could have just installed something that is reporting your bank password to some crazy guy in Canada! Don't do that crap, and maybe you wouldn't need to install this tool, moron." But no, it actually popped up a file for me to execute (I'm running Firefox, I assume it would be an ActiveX control for IE). FANtastic.
Thankfully, you can skip that step and just download the thing. The irony of this product just gets deeper and deeper.