I don't really know. I am not that knowledgeable. But going over what I have added to my computer this is what is new on it: Quickbooks starter, The Weather Channel, Google Desktop, Google Video Player, Avery Design Pro, Adobe Reader 8, Skype, Nova Development Art Explosion Publisher, Picasa ( photo editing/storage). Do any of those sound like they might make problems?
I have yet to get another cable to try. I guess I will try the Spy Bot/Adaware.