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Spybot Search & Destroy Teatimer

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#1 beakerr


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Posted 10 May 2006 - 08:39 AM

Today my spybot search & destroy started giving this message: Spybot - Search & Destroy has detected an important registry entry that has been changed Category : Session Manager, Change Value deleted, Entry : BootExecute, Allow Change Deny Change ?

I selected deny change but it keeps popping up. Why is spybot freaking out on me?

I am using an emachine T3256, Windows XP sp2, running IE 6, avast antivirus

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:17 AM

With Spybot's TeaTimer whenever there is a registry change to the system it pops up a notification to allow or deny. If you selected deny change but keep getting the alert, see here.

There is no way to keep those pop-up notifications from being issued if an actual registry change is made. However, you may be able to eliminate many of the pop-ups if you are getting at lot of them at system startup.

TeaTimer takes snapshots of Registry entries and compares these with the Registry at startup. Until these snapshots are updated you are likely to get pop-ups (primarily at startup) of changes you made in the past. In other words, TeaTimer attempts to return the Registry to the state it was in when the snapshot was taken. To refresh TeaTimer's snapshot files:

Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon > click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident.
TeaTimer closes.
TeaTimer's snapshot files are refreshed at this time.

Restart TeaTimer:
Using Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy.
Double click TeaTimer.exe to start it.

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