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What is teatimer.exe?

Part of Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer-Networking Ltd.

What is it?

System settings protector for Spybot Search & Destroy (S&D) is a spyware and adware removal computer program that scans the computer hard disk and/or RAM for malicious software. In addition to spyware and adware detection and disinfection, Spybot-S&D can repair the registry, winsock LSPs, ActiveX objects, browser hijackers and BHOs, PUPS, computer cookies, trackerware, heavy duty, homepage hijackers, keyloggers, LSP, tracks, trojans, spybots, revision, and other kinds of malware.
Description of teatimer.exe from Safer-Networking Ltd.
Spybot-S&D is free for private use. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected. The creators of spyware are constantly developing new ways of invading your privacy. Team Spybot works 24/7 detecting these threats and finding ways to remove them. Spybot-S&D is maintained by a team of people very dedicated to privacy issues, many of which are working full-time on analysing masses of new threats each week, and the response time from our support team is better than that of many a commercial vendor.
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How does teatimer.exe run?

Process - teatimer.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. teatimer.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does teatimer.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - teatimer.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SpybotSD TeaTimer' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the teatimer.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of teatimer.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Spybot - Search & Destroy?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     teatimer.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is teatimer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00519% CPU51937.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
75.09 MB RAM348.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 18 /min0.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
64 GDI objects42.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
354 context switches/sec354.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spybot - search & destroy\teatimer.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Spybot - Search & Destroy.

What else is related?

Spybot - Search & Destroy Stability

teatimer.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred on: August 10, 2013
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: teatimer.exe
Name: Spybot - Search & Destroy
Description: System settings protector
Version: 1, 6, 6, 32
Product version: 1, 6, 2, 0
Size: 2.16 MB
Original file name: TeaTimer.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0079824937%
Privileged CPU: 0.0027887286%
User CPU: 0.00519376512644%
Privileged CPU time: 1551742108.14 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 110,394 ms
CPU cycle count: 323,980,438
CPU cycle count /min: 329,037,034
Context switches /sec: 354
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 149.43 MB
Peak committed memory: 233.75 MB
Paged memory: 75.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 166.89 MB
Paged system memory: 142.53 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.72 KB
Working set memory: 45.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 164.27 MB
Min working set memory: 27.28 MB
Private memory: 75.09 MB
Page faults: 84,968,420
Page faults /min: 39,829
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 11,815
Read operations /min: 15
Total read transfer: 196.57 MB
Read transfer /min: 184.44 KB
Total write operations: 11,393
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 141.12 MB
Write transfer /min: 96.79 KB
Total other operations: 14,831,922
Other operations /min: 1,798
Total other transfer: 145.65 MB
Other Transfer /min: 16.86 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 64
Peak GDI objects: 67
USER objects: 35
Peak USER objects: 35
Resources
Handle count average: 165
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: SpybotSD TeaTimer
Command: C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 390679f7a217a5e73d756276c40ae887
SHA-1: 54eb21b927f422ca1ab130b49ca7735af9f6bda9
SHA-256: 3edfb645b2f58864e653c66516d6d48c4f9d691cfd51d91d4d88e316ee7b7177

PE image details

File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
oleaut32.dll
shell32.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winspool.drv
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