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Does anyone know how to permanently disable the Spybot S&D TeaTimer without uninstalling and reinstalling Spybot?

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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."

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If this fails, the quickest way is to go in to the registry / regedit and go to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Then delete the TeaTimer entry.

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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.

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