I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
From the Spybot website:
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. The TeaTimer is always running in the background.
However this feature was replaced by Live Protection in the newer version of the malware scanner, which I haven't used and hence am not sure monitors registry changes. This is what Spybot FAQ says about Live Protection:
With each paid Spybot 2 Edition there is the new Live Protection available. This Live Protection monitors every process created or running on your system and scans each process. Malicious processes are blocked even before they start. If you have another antivirus engine running you can choose to disable Live Protection. Live Protection allows the user to choose to run or suppress any starting process.