SpybotS&D RC4 and Pesky Systray Icon(TeaTimer)

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Jeff N., Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Jeff N.

    Jeff N. Guest

    Just wondering if there is a setting to disable the systray icon without
    disabling the real time protection. I couldn't find one and just unchecked
    TeaTimer for now. Thanks.
    Jeff N., Apr 23, 2004
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    siljaline Guest

    Hi Jeff,
    My best guess is that the systray icon means that SpyBot is loading at start-up.
    You likely could disable the start-up via MSCONFIG *but* you'd have to load
    it manually and would result with the systray icon anway?

    siljaline, Apr 23, 2004
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    Jeff N. Guest

    Hey Silj, I just unchecked Tea Timer and no more systray icon. I will take
    the lack of real time browser protection over a systray icon anyday. I
    assumed that previous versions of Spybot I always had real time browser
    protection, but I am not sure now. I keep close enough tabs on things, that
    I'm not too worried about it! ;)
    Jeff N., Apr 24, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    You can turn the Tea Timer (systray icon) on/off by checking the box found
    in Spybot S&D's Settings-->Resident window.

    Mike, Apr 24, 2004
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    Jeff N. Guest

    As I stated twice, I had already done that. Just wonder if resident
    protection is only enabled with that on.
    Jeff N., Apr 24, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    Hi Jeff,

    I understood that you had disabled the Tea Timer. I just had gotten the
    impression that you had done it through MSConfig, and I wanted to point out
    where it was located in Spybot S&D. I guess you already knew : )

    I think that some more info as to the functions and operations of the tools
    would be helpful. What are the differences between Immunize, SD Helper, and
    Tea Timer?
    I believe Immunize loads the registry to block bad downloads, but isn't that
    what SD Helper also states? How does each work? I believe that Tea Timer
    watches the registry for anything that tries to register itself to start at
    bootup, or tries to install as a helper object, such as a BHO.

    Mike, Apr 24, 2004
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    Jeff N. Guest

    I'm not real clear on the differences either, but have better things to do
    than research it. I prefer not having any extra services running if I
    really don't need them, and I believe those I don't.
    Jeff N., Apr 24, 2004
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