This has almost driven me crazy! I have Windows XP, IE 8. About 8 weeks ago I realzed I could not access Internet Options. When I try, something flashes really fast
I found this Forum while trying to figure it out. I do not have Spybot, but I do have Ad-Aware. Also I am the administrator on this system. Also, Microsoft updater downloaded IE 8 even though I already had it.
I had to do a system restore because I could not access the internet. My system has not been the same.