I have a unique problem(as far as I can think it is). I know this is going to be a bit lengthy but please be a little patient and read on and try to help me out. I have WIN XP PRO on my system. I had "SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY " installed. A few days ago I planned to run a routine check but couldn't find the program and no file associated with it could be found on the system though it was listed in the "Add Remove Programs" list. When I tried to click the uninstall tab no action would take place. When I tried to reinstall the program from a previous DIGIT CD the Directory couldn't be seen anywhere but the program was listed in the interface and I also remember installing the program from the CD. When I tried to download the program from the website the explorer would cloase automatically without any message. When I searched GOOGLE with the keyword "Spybot" it returned the official site of the doftware and also a listing from the symantec site stating about a "SPYBOT WORM" but on opening either of these links IE would close automatically without any message. I tried to download other spyware remover tools like "PAL spyware removal tool" either the site would not open or the setup would not run aborting without any message. Apart from the above mentioned problems I dont have any problem in installing any other software or opening any other website. I also dont recieve any unwanted popups.There is no unwanted entry under the processes tab in the TASK MANAGER. Why is this happening and why only to spyware removal tools. Is it a spyware, virus or a worm and how can I remove it(Pls dont suggest formatting or reinstallation).