I've heard a lot of talk about ZabaSearch. It searches publicly able government records as well as some commercial sources. A lot of people say that it violates their privacy because it's so easy to find people, so I guess it works pretty good.
Hey Tim, have you tried the IE tab extension for Firefox as a work-around? I use this for sites such as msdn where I spend a fair bit time but don't work properly under normal Firefox. We've blocked the IE7 (edit: automatic)