I have long used the WebRoot software, Windows Washer, as a protection utility. I got my first copy when I was writing software reviews and fell in love with it. Using WW, I don't get spam. Repeat, a bit louder: I DON'T GET SPAM. But, recently, it, somehow, got corrupted. I tried installing from the original floppy disk, but that, also, somehow, got corrupted. In the few days I was without WW in my computer, the spam started coming at the rate of several an hour. What an annoyance , I had forgotten how vicious those spammers can be. Well, joy of joys, on a chance, I looked through my piles of non-organized CDs and found I had made a back-up copy. Installed and cleaned. Bye-by spammers.