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Have a question about tea timer.I've had it disabled since i had to remove some stuff with hijack.I have it turned off cause everytime i turn it on a box comes up that says changes in registry has been made but the buttons on bottom to accept or not accept change are not readable.After clicking button it replace the things i hijacked back on computer.I have Spyguard on computer but would also like the safety of the tea timer to.Don't know what to do.Should i remove all the things in hijack backup would this solve the problems or should i just delete spybot and download it again.
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Use add / remove to uninstall Spybot, run disc clean up, re-install Spybot
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I too use spybot what are the benefits of tea timer - can it run with A/V software? Any general info on it?
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I stopped using it the third time it popped up

The Resident TeaTimer is a new tool of Spybot-S&D which perpetually monitors the processes called/initiated. It immediately detects known malicious processes wanting to start and terminates them giving you some options, how to deal with this process in the future: You can set TeaTimer to:

be informed, when the process tries to start again
automatically kill the process
or generally allow the process to run
There is also an option to delete the file associated with this process.

In addition, TeaTimer detects, when something wants to change some critical registry keys. TeaTimer can protect you against such changes again giving you an option: You can either "Allow" or "Deny" the change.

As TeaTimer is always running in the background, it takes some resources of about 5 MB.

Why does Resident TeaTimer terminate the application before asking?

Because threats like toll dialers are time critical - they cost from the first second they've connected. In order to protect you, these have to be terminated before they can connect at all, at the moment they appear.

Why is TeaTimer called TeaTimer?

As we used to forget our tea, when we let it brew, we built a small tool with a system tray icon to remind us. We called this tool "TeaTimer".
When we started to develop the Resident tool for Spybot-S&D, we also needed a system tray icon for this. As we do not like having too many icons in the system tray, we decided to put both tools together and kept the name "TeaTimer".

The next version of the Resident tool will also have the functions of the original "TeaTimer".
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Thanks keith sorry to waste your time - did a google - should have done so before asking.
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To fix the buttons problem, I followed the steps outlined here. It works like a charm and I love the tea timer. So far, nothin's gotten by it!


http://forums.spybot...hread.php?t=122

Good luck!

Lewie
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