The exact place the problem started in the process of removal can be found starting at this point in the thread where he was helping me with my malware problem:
He advised me to uninstall the JRE and reinstall it after we finished the malware removal, but it didn't work. When I try to remove it, the Windows Installer prepares to remove it, then aborts with the error message ""Error Applying Transformations. Verify that the specified transformation paths are valid."
What should I do?