In answer to your questions:
If you wish to keep those programs, particularly given the warning regarding Tuneup Utilities, that is your choice. However, I'm afraid, I would require them to be uninstalled for time being for the reasons I have already given, if you wish continued assistance. Neither of those programs would be used in the cleanup process.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
That is why the "BEFORE You POST"(Please read this Procedure Before Requesting Assistance) includes instructions for disabling TeaTimer for the duration of the assistance, which I presume you followed as the logs you have provided so far show TeaTimer is already disabled.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
TeaTimer is an effective anti-malware tool, however its anti-malware functionality does mean that it will interfere with the tools used to clean up malware infection. Hence the request to disable TeaTimer.
I asked you whether or not you have your original installation media for two reasons: a) To make sure that, in the event of serious malware infection being uncovered, you have the ability to reformat and reinstall your system, if deemed necessary. b) The knowledge of whether or not you have the original installation media determines how the cleanup procedure is progressed.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
I believe I made it quite clear as to why I requested the program to be removed - the program is very outdated. The version you have was outdated in 2007 - 5 years ago! All effective malware tools are updated on a regular basis. Updates are delivered in weeks rather than months.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
If all anti-malware tools were maintained by the same anti-malware team they would all pick up the same issues. Fortunately, as that is not the case, different tools can and do pick up different malware issues. By their very nature all tools used to combat malware have areas of strength and weakness. There never has been or ever will be a one-hit wonder tool that will fix all malware issues.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
Given that you will be unable to continue with this thread until next weekend at the earliest, my recommendation is to close this topic and for you to post a fresh set of logs when you have returned from hospital and are able to respond to instructions given in good time.Originally Posted by Mike Hunt
Please let me know when you have read this post and I will arrange to have this topic closed.
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