Is teatimer.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of teatimer.exe:









File purpose and description:

teatimer.exe is a program file which may have been installed on your computer as a spyware scanner or spyware remover. Normally this file is part of spybot search and destroy, which is a free spyware and adware scanning program. The exact disk location of teatimer.exe is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are suspicious. If you are running this in real time mode, chances are good you will see this file in your task list, as it monitors spyware, malware, and adware in real time mode. Teatimer.exe is not considered to be a virus or spyware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
teatimer.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file should be found in your spybot folder under C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, teatimer.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of teatimer.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!