Does BitTorrent contain spyware or adware?
No, BitTorrent contains no spyware, adware, or any other kind of -ware
This does not mean that files you download cannot be infected with any sort of malware. All precautions taken when downloading files should be taken.
Regardless of their origin, it is ill advised to not take certain precautions to verify their legitimacy.
You might also want to consider some sort of virus protection if you do not currently have one. Kaspersky has a free 30 day trial available.
If you already have an Anti-Virus solution, you may want to check more frequently for updates, since obviously something got through.
Trend Micro has a FREE online virus scan It is frequently updated and useful. But it is no substitute for good virus protection on your PC.
It would also be wise to consider Spybot- Search and Destroy. It is one of the best (And FREE) adware/spyware removers available. It should be a vital part of everyones routine of computer protection.
While we are on the subject of Computer security, If you do not have a firewall, Sygate has an excellent free version of their firewall. It is secure, doesn't interfere with your internet experience, and easy to use. No one should be without a firewall.
If you are depending on the built in protection of the Windows XP firewall. Don't. It's a mediocre product at best.
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