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Cinders

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Hello

Should Tea Timer be enabled in Spybot S&D 1.3??

Thanks for advice

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I think most people have it activated. Be aware it does take some resourses when running in the back ground.

Here is a good description of TeaTimer:

ResidentTeaTimer Tools
What is the Resident TeaTimer?

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.
 

Cinders

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Thanks Deke,

So, in settings,
would the best setting be to:-

'Automatically kill the process'

and if I am reading correctly is it safest:-

to always 'Deny' a change.

Sorry to appear dim but I don't want to cause problems by giving the wrong instruction/setting.

Thank you for your help

Cinders
 
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So far the only notifications I have got were the ones on a registry change and I usually allow it as I initiated the change by some action I took, if not I deny it.

If I get one as you suggested I would probably use the "be informed, when the process tries to start again" as TeaTimer first action is to kill the process the first time it is detected trying to start. This means the next time it comes up you make the decision what to do with it based on you knowledge of the particular item detected.

Sometimes a program like TeaTimer is not infallible so I like to have some control if possible over it's actions.
 
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