Spybot - Search & Destroy

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    "Teatimer probems after upgrading to 1.4"

    October 7, 2005  |   By hortnut


    Great product! Been using it for some time

    - cheap

    - regular updates available

    - teatime runs in background if enabled during install and warns if something is going to be written to register and then there is the option of okaying it or not.

    To get to teatimer in spybot, advanced mode needs to be used. Unless chosen during install.


    Teatimer in v 1.4 is opening up garbled. The 'accept' and the 'deny' button are overlayed and the 'remember this' checkbox is askew. Only way to close the window is by clicking on the 'x'. Which then denies any change - such as a wanted program not starting up and boot.

    Tried to turn it off within spybot and maybe I hit a wrong button - cause all of a sudden got access denied on a w98 box to open control panel.

    Have installed on a w2k, 512mb, pent II 450, a dell c610 laptop, pent III 1.2 ghz, 512 ram. And all OS updates have been done.

    So I am going back to 1.3 - and wait for the next release.

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