Have you checked out Craigslist? Look at both the jobs and the "gigs" sections. I see ads for single-project development all the time as well as some ongoing stuff. I know a few people who do this sort of thing freelance full time and make a pretty penny too.
I live in one of the more tech-active areas in the country (Boulder, CO) so this may or may not apply...
I have uninstalled this parasitic piece of crap from the same guy's laptop no less than four times over a period of months, even doing my best to educate him about the situation. The Malware Removal Tool is not going to make any difference if the user is intent on reinstalling it as soon possible.
An actually responsible thing to do might be for Microsoft to run a friendly educational campaign about malware and viruses... a lovely dream.
It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.