Thanks to all who replied.
Am I correct that the Spybot "Tea Timer" and Download Blocker are ALWAYS running?
I recall - or I always believed - that it was necessary to check those 2 to activate them.
There is a check box next to each one which I leave unchecked - however, I noticed this week that it says "Active" next to both of these anyway. Don't know if one of the updates changed this, or if I was just unaware of this previously.
The "Help" indicates that these are always running.
Task Manager however gives no indication that they are running.
I already do have MBAM on my desktop. I had Superantisypyware, but recently deleted it.
It took forever to initialize, took forever to download updates, sometimes locked up the window I was working on while it did those things, and a few other annoying things.
I have kept the final antispyware I occasionally use for an extra scan - a-squared Free - but this is truly only for an emergency, as it definitely turns up false positives - about 8 suspected Trojans last time I scanned. Several of them were positively legitimate programs, and I believe the others it turned up are also - it's done this in the past so I don't trust it - the "Trojans" it turns up are never recognized by Avast and MBAM and Superantispyware.
Thanks for the suggestions.