When I first turn my computer on, IE comes up automatically and it looks like that's when this error is first encountered - but I haven't controlled to insure that.
Anyway ... simply, this has been happening since I installed v. 1.6:
Microsoft gives me an error message that says:
"Systems Settings Protector encountered a problem and needs to close"
I report the problem and Microsoft comes back with an info message that says it's SpyBot's fault.
Spybot gives me an error message as well:
"Exception EOutOfResources in module TeaTimer.exe at 000468FC, Cannot create shell notification icon"
2 more things:
After installing 1.6, IE started working very slowly for every website I tried to reach - as if something more is going on ...
and ... could be my fault ... after installing 1.6, I then uninstalled the version 1.5 that was still on my machine ... and while we're at it ... there seems to be a duplicate version in a spybot subdirectory under the spybotSD directory where I instructed the installer to install (by deleting the spybot subdirectory from the end of the default)