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#1 farts

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:25 PM

How long does OTC Old Timer run for?

 

I don't know if mine's is stalled or not. I'm afraid of shutting down because I don't want it to screw up my computer. Will it? I have classes tomorrow and I need to get my sleep.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:39 PM

If you are just running a scan, no files are being modified, so it is safe to stop the program. But OTL is known to take the longest as it is very thorough. If you are running a Fix, well that's a different story. You might want to mention how long it's been running already  :thumbup2:


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:44 PM

Oh okay. Thank you.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:31 AM

Geeks to Go Forum is similar to this site, and they host all of Old Timers Tools directly.
We also link to there, but Old Timer has worked out of there for many years.

If you have a question related to one of his tools, that is the best place to ask.

 

I believe emeraldnz is generally answering the questions these days -



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:45 AM

OTC by OldTimer is an older utility which was used after a system was cleaned of malware to automatically clean up an assortment of specialized fix and removal tools used during the disinfection process. OTC's list of fix tools to remove is globally shared between by all of OldTimer's tools but the tool has not been updated for some time. Further, many of the fix tools it was designed to remove are outdated and no longer used today. In 2012, OldTimer indicated he had no plans to make any further updates to any of the public versions of his tools. Although you may still find some downloads links, they are not officially related to or supported by OldTimer and I would advise against using them.

DelFix by Xplode is a similar utility also intended for use after a system is cleaned of malware to automatically remove an assortment of specialized fix tools used during the disinfection process is more commonly recommended today.
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Posted 08 September 2014 - 08:46 AM

Odd since one of the members of the Malware Response Team told me to use it as one of the steps.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

Some members of the Malware Response Team may still instruct those they are helping to use OTC. In that case, the tool is being used under the guidance and supervision of a trained expert so if something goes wrong they know what to do.

I was not aware you had an open topic here in the Malware Removal Logs forum and that fireman4it was already assisting you.

Since you are currently receiving help from the Malware Response Team, you should NOT be asking for help elsewhere. The Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean...so you need to advise him.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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