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  • 1.0 stars

    "Phishing program"

    February 20, 2012  |   By sphene

    Pros

    Detects spyware well

    Cons

    The TeaTimer.exe process that this program installs sends and receives data to the extent that your P/C slows down to less then half the speed that it previously had. Your firewall is bombarded, 5 to 10 times a minute with all kinds of crap.

    Summary

    If you install this program, check the running processes on your P/C. TeaTimer.exe will be there sending and receiving all kinds of personal data to who knows where!

    I've used this program for many years and only today have I figured out why I'm having problems. This program will never, ever run on my system again. What a huge relief to know that my computer is safe, uninfected, and running as good as new, after, having removed this program, that was supposed to be protecting me. What a joke!!!!

    On top of all that, I would really like to know who, and where all the info it was sending from my P/C was sent to???

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