Spyware getting harder and harder to remove

So this week I’ve worked on five computers so far all infected with some type of spyware. Majority of them have numerous Trojans, worms, botnets, spambots, the works. It’s unbelievable. Also the normal routine that I use to remove these infections IS NOT WORKING! These guys are getting very smart. To the point that backup/clean install is becoming the ONLY option for these computers.

As I browse through the various antispyware forums and take a look at what is going on, majority if not all of the people needing help are doing it without having to do a backup/clean install. I must be doing something wrong or am using the wrong tools to get the job done. Anyhow, I take my hat off to those who do this stuff for free. I’d end up punching a wall or two if I had to do this for free. And I’d love to punch the spyware makers straight in the eye although if that happened and they stopped making spyware I’d lose my job.