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Can someone tell me, if i disable ' Spybot tea timer ', is Spybot still working in the background to protect my PC?
And what if i disable SDHelper too? Thanks.

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Hi Ken

In reply to: Spybot.

I don't use teatimer because it can be a pita with all the notifications. MOST people do not use it. SDHelper on the other hand is the main reason for Spybot other than the scanner. If you disable that then Spybot will only help you by being a scanner and won't do any real time protection for you.

The 2 parts of Spybot do totally different things.

TeaTimer monitors computer processes and SDHelper blocks SOME malware from downloading with IE.

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Thanks Roddy

In reply to: Hi Ken

& sorry but my PC was out of order till today.

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(NT) You're welcome Ken and good to see you fixed the PC

In reply to: Thanks Roddy

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