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Go to Start/Run and enter regedit hit the Enter key.
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS/CURRENTVERSION/UNINSTALL
Look for any entries in that key that pertain to Spybot & Safer Networking and delete them. be very careful to only delete those entries and none of the others.
More help is available on Spybot's Forums: http://forums.spybot.info/
Spybot also has a registry cleanup tool which should clean out all remnants AFTER you've done the standard "Add/Remove Programs" uninstall.. Download it and run it.. Here's the link.:
Clicking on the link below will immediately open the download dialogue box for the .reg tool. After downloading the file to your desktop, double click on it and select "yes/OK" each time it asks..
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the help one and all. I actually found an old post that offered the solution of reinstalling one last time then editing the registry which had :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Spybot - Search & Destroy_is1
To the real location of C:\Spybot - Search & Destroy\unins000.exe which worked!
Glad it's OK now.