I decided to separate this category from the “antiviruses” category as nowadays it is really different kind of software. Yes, there are still trojans, viruses, rats, worms infecting PCs all over the world. But the real “plague” of the last couple of years are adware, hijackers, toolbars, keyloggers. Adware bundled installations are something usual. And unfortunately, antiviruses are not doing greatly preventing it and most importantly removing them. In this situation, smaller companies started to work hard and create tools that are able to fight these threats and clean all instances of such software. Here is my list of top utilities and big programs that are able to remove most types of modern adware, spyware, etc., and protect your PC. In most cases, they are not conflicting with the active antivirus you use.