notice high spikes that occur for a very short time but then they go down again. For some reason you and 2 other people are experiencing this issue where it stays that way. Did you perhaps upgrade without uninstalling the older spybot first? just wondering.
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Windows XP pro p4 1.5gb ram
spybot latest version.
The high cpu utilization (50-90%) in TeaTimer lasts about 8-10seconds when I first open a IE7 browser session. CPU utilization will spike (50-90%) if any new IE7 browser session is opened. Opening new tabs within a browser session does not do this, nor do new url's in a session. CPU spike is highest with the P3 system (+90% cpu) and causes the system to freeze up for about 10 seconds. Once TeaTimer settles down at idle it runs constantly at 1-2% cpu.
Sorry if I was not clear in the original post. This is reproducible in 4 different systems I have with XP SP3. In the dual core system cpu spikes at about 50% for only a few seconds when IE7 browser is first opened.
There are at least three separate threads on this subject now - perhaps the forum moderator could look at combining them.
As it stands it appears that most XP users are experiencing what seems like unwarranted periods of sustained CPU activity when Teatimer is actived and also possible growth in the amount of memory used by Teatimer when the PC is run for long periods of time (leakage?).
Basically I think we are all now waiting for some official response on this subject.