What security problem?

In theory my home machine should be a completely spyware and virus overrun spam distributing zombie.

I've been running anti-virus free Windows XP pro on a broadband connection for about a year which I'd heard was tantamount to suicide, especially when you consider that almost all of that time was pre SP2.

In my more paranoid moments, I have taken to running netstat -a to look for unexpected connections whenever my machine slowed down suspiciously.

But in the last few days I have installed both Anti Virus software and Microsoft's new Anti-Spyware tool and both report me clean.

Hurray for the twin joys of XP's built in firewall and FireFox.

I suppose there's always the chance that my problems are so insidious that neither tool could spot them. Hey ho.