Does anyone know how to permanently disable the Spybot S&D TeaTimer without uninstalling and reinstalling Spybot?
If you go in to Spybot's advanced settings (Mode > Advanced), then expand Tools and click Resident, and untick the option "Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of over-all system settings) active."
If this fails, the quickest way is to go in to the registry / regedit and go to the following key:
Then delete the TeaTimer entry.
rather than deleting registry entries, i recommend to use Autoruns (Sysinternals' excellent startup management utility) to disable the program instead.
Autoruns is freeware and portable, no installation required.