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What is TeaTimer.exe?

Part of Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer Networking Limited

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 Limited
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 64-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 0.1% of all Boost users have the teatimer.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of teatimer.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is TeaTimer.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01959% CPU195917.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
44.78 MB RAM208.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     73 /min3.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
72 GDI objects48.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
264 context switches/sec264.0%
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?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Safer Networking Limited

Spybot Search & Destroy (S&D) is a popular spyware and adware removal program compatible with Microsoft Windows 95 and later. It scans the computer hard disk an More...
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File details

File name: TeaTimer.exe
Publisher: Safer Networking Limited (verified)
Name: Spybot - Search & Destroy
Description: System settings protector
Version: 1, 6, 4, 26
Product version: 1, 6, 0, 30
Size: 2.04 MB
Original file name: TeaTimer.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/23/2006
Expiration date: 4/8/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0334449618%
Privileged CPU: 0.0138532661%
User CPU: 0.01959169562097%
Total CPU time: 34,581 ms
Total CPU time /min: 696 ms
Privileged CPU time: 5642203.47 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 740 ms
User CPU time: 32725.39 ms
User CPU time /min: 658 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,266,993,461
CPU cycle count /min: 1,933,040,304
Context switches /sec: 264
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 110.05 MB
Peak committed memory: 151.75 MB
Paged memory: 44.78 MB
Peak paged memory: 84.8 MB
Paged system memory: 123.54 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.61 KB
Working set memory: 20.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 87.69 MB
Min working set memory: 15.33 MB
Private memory: 44.78 MB
Page faults: 66,651,168
Page faults /min: 39,802
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 17,851
Read operations /min: 70
Read transfer /min: 800.64 KB
Total write operations: 13,617
Write operations /min: 3
Total write transfer: 173.36 MB
Write transfer /min: 70.46 KB
Total other operations: 102,113
Other operations /min: 121
Total other transfer: 606.95 KB
Other Transfer /min: 1.75 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 72
Peak GDI objects: 95
USER objects: 37
Peak USER objects: 48
Resources
Handle count average: 139
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
"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: 896a1db9a972ad2339c2e8569ec926d1
SHA-1: 8182d70aa0c5f18cf5adc939a1dfe48518bc3c21
SHA-256: edb395ca46f79bc6668427df05dcd163f2bc874ddbb6484d0a30448f6c9d08e2

PE image details

File entropy: 6.74811
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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