Not sure about the Adaware problem but the Spybot one is fairly straightforward. When you run a spybot search, it comes up with all items it has in its database that it identifies as a potential problem. It shows the title of these items and the link gives further insight as to why it thinks it is a problem. You - the operator, then have a decision to make. Do you get spybot to fix it i,e, get rid of it - if it can or, if it is something you actually use and accept the possible problems associated with it - you can keep. If you are unsure about it, then you can simply immunise it i,e, it is still on your puter - but is effectively disabled. If after having done this you find that a) your computer or b) other programmes are no longer woking right, then you can enable them again. Alexa key is just one of those things. Some folks see it very much as spyware - even though it has its uses. Others who have had use of it for a while and really like it (no accounting for some folks tastes!) can just ignore the warnings spybot gives. At the end of the day, spybot is about having another option to help keep your computer clean.