Smartware Trips Up / Slows Down applications

I use Thunderbird for my mail client and when I have the Smartware activated it causes many problems with deleting and moving mail to folders.  The Thunderbird client must detect the Smartware software updating its backup as e-mail is deleted or moved to folders which results in error messages when performing these tasks repeatedly.  In general I get the impress that smartware is slowing down my PC performance.  Is there some way to have Smartware syncrhonize its backup in longer intervals?