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    Default Resident Spybot for All Users

    I have installed and regularly updated Spybot on an XP Pro system. When I am in my account (administrator) the Spybot - resident runs in the background and performs realtime protection.

    I had assumed that this was the case for all users on my system. Recently, I realized that my user account was the only one being protected in this fashion.

    I would like to know how to activate the Spybot - resident function for all users when the log on to the system. I have tried to check the various settings when logged on to my account and have not seen any obvious way to accomplish that goal.


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    TeaTimer's startup entry is stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive as opposed to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive so that it will not start for all uses unless activated on a per user basis.

    To activate TeaTimer for a user:
    • While logged on to the user account that you want TeaTimer to start in, go into Spybot > Mode > Advanced Mode (answer "Yes" to the warning if necessary) > Tools > Resident.
    • Check the following:
      • Resident "TeaTimer" (Protection of over-all system settings) Active.

    If you would like to add TeaTimer as a Startup entry so that all users (current and future) have TeaTimer running when they logon, add the following registry entry to your system:

    "SpybotSD TeaTimer"="C:\\Program Files\\Spybot - Search & Destroy\\TeaTimer.exe"

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    Thanks "md usa spybot fan"!!

    Just the information I was looking for.

    It would be a nice enhancement to allow the administrator account to control this via settings from within the program.

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