Should I deactivate Spybot - Search&Destroy, if I use an Avira product?

After installing Spybot - Search&Destroy, its protection components SDHelper and TeaTime are permanently active programs. This can lead to a conflict with Avira modules and it may affect your system's performance.

In order to avoid such errors, you have to deactivate the two components:

  1. Start Spybot
  2. Click on ModeActivate advanced mode in the menu bar
  3. Click ToolsResident in the left panel
  4. Remove the checkmarks for Resident SDHelper and Resident TeaTimer
  5. Close Spybot

Affected products

  • Avira Professional Security [Windows]
  • Avira Free Antivirus [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium 2013 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Professional Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Antivirus Premium, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Created : Tuesday, August 4, 2009
  • Last updated: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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