What is Teatimer.exe?
Teatimer.exe is a simple part process of the antispyware software – Spybot Search and destroy. This program helps your system to stay guard against everyday spy-ware threats and intrusions. If you have installed this program there is nothing to worry about as this is a legitimate process and not a virus, but if you do not remember installing this program you should take immediate steps to throw it out of your system.
Teatimer showing High memory and CPU usage
This can happen due to many reasons. Most common errors arise due to corrupt installation or dll sharing conflict. The major problem with antispyware and other such applications is that they require certain system files (dll files) to be patched so that they can run effectively but this creates confusion with the in built system protection program – Windows Defender. Even if you have turned it off there are chances it has reset the patched dll files which creates problem for the application's working.
The program cannot determine the fault on its own and continues to search for the previously patched files. In the due process, the Teatimer application starts consuming more memory which results in High CPU usage at the end.
How to disable Teatimer.exe?
You cannot disable this process directly. You will have to disable the core program which is using this process from the startup manager. Follow these simple steps to terminate this process from the start-up:
- Press Winkey + R
- Type msconfig and press Enter
- Browse to the startup tab
- Find Spybot process
- Uncheck the checkbox beside it
- Press “Apply” and the then “OK”
- Now save all your unsaved works
- Select “Restart”
- Wait till you system restarts
Teatimer Spybot Removal Instructions
If you are sure you want to remove this antispyware program you can use the system control panel to uninstall this program from your system. Just follow the undermentioned guidelines:
- Click the “start” button
- Select “Control Panel”
- Find and select “Add or remove Programs”
- From the list find “Spybot Search and Destroy”
- Right click it and select Uninstall
- Follow the onscreen instruction and press next
- Wait till the program is removed
- Restart your system to apply the changes
Teatimer.exe is definitely a required process of the main spybot application but if it is creating problems, the best option would be to remove it completely and then reinstall is again. This way the operating system will also get stable and you can have this antispyware back again.