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#106
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Hi emeraldnzl,

If you think about it you will see that it some cases it just makes sense to use some directives/commands before others. ;)


Meaning:

:processes
killallprocesses

and eliminating the [EMPTYTEMP] command at the bottom if you do not want to empty the temp files. Correct?

Or, in order to "kill" just a few processes you would include just those "particular" processes under the :processes directive and eliminate the [EMPTYTEMP] command to prevent emptying the temp files and killing all processes.

In the tutorial concerning the [EMPTYTEMP] command it states:

Note: if this command is included in a fix then all processes will be killed automatically at the beginning of a fix

If you use both :processes (at the beginning) and the [EMPTYTEMP] command (at the end), which one would have precedent over the other? I'm assuming OTL will look for the [EMPTYTEMP] command at the bottom before it finds the :processes directive at the top.

Is there an order in which OTL searches for the directives and/or commands?

Which leads me back to my original question:

Do the commands have to be placed in a specific order in the script?


And does OTL execute the search for the commands and directives in a specific order?

I was more concerned about how they were listed in the tutorial and should they be scripted in that order:

1st :processes
2nd :OTL
3rd :Services
4th :Reg
5th :Files
6th :commands

Let me know if I am confused. Or if I confused you. :blush:
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I haven't tested it, but I like to think it works regardless of order (otherwise, what's the point of having them in strict order if it can be easily possible to program it to do the ordering itself).

If you want to make sure, create a test file somewhere on your Desktop or whatever. Then use :FILES to remove it in your fix and have :PROCESSES (with killallprocesses under it) inputted after the :FILES section. Then Run Fix and see what happens.
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#108
emeraldnzl

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Hi DonnaB,

Your questions are better answered through GeekU. :)

OldTimer is the owner and developer of the tool. I assist him with writing the tutorial and can help with general questions relating to the tute. Specialist technical questions need to be addressed via the private thread for OTs tools which you will have access to through GeekU, although this may not be available to you yet as a junior.

If you follow Amlak's suggestion you will find that you can use the directives in whatever order but as I said in my earlier post when you approach a fix you will want tailor it to your requirements otherwise the result may not be what you want.
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Hello,

If someone could please look at my log and tell me if something is creating my pc to react slowly it would be greatly appreciated.
I have been experiencing random errors, such as IE will not open, some games are running slowly, flashing or do not open and
notify exec. error, program will now exit.

When running Ashampoo Defragg always works correctly, but if I try to clean internet, it will report a run time error unless Firefox is open and
minimized. When it is not open it is unable to clean it. I have seen errors like sq lite dll not found when running Advanced System Optimizer,
but it reports no spyware or malware. The only cleaning methods I use are Windows 7 repair cleaner, and ASO.

If you have any suggestions, I would truly appreciate it.

Edited by rshaffer61, 21 January 2012 - 10:03 PM.
Removed Malware log: Not used in this sub forum

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#110
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Hi vanessa111,

This is not where you post your OTL logs. You should go to the link below. You can check out the pinned items there and post your log for someone to have a look at.

http://www.geekstogo...alware-removal/

Best of luck. :)
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Hello,

I noticed v3.2.33.0 is available.

Is there a changelog available for OTL?

Keep up the great work OldTimer. I am using OTL more nowadays versus the ZeroAccess infections that are creating bad NetSvcs data values. :thumbsup:

Edited by thisisu, 18 February 2012 - 08:26 PM.

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#112
emeraldnzl

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Hello thisisu,

I am curious... why do you want a changelog?
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thisisu

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Hello thisisu,

I am curious... why do you want a changelog?


Hello emeraldnzl,

There isn't a reason in particular. I simply figured it would be nice to see what has changed from the previous version(s) is all.
What improvements were made, bug fixes, things of this nature.

Don't worry, I'm a good guy.. I help remove malware over at MajorGeeks :D

Edited by thisisu, 18 February 2012 - 11:56 PM.

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#114
emeraldnzl

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Hello thisisu,

Changes to OTL are discussed in a private forum.

I have written to you via PM about this. :thumbsup:
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I am not comfortable posting the log. If this means I won't be helped, I will be very sad.
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Hi blueblue,

I read your topic in the Applications forum. My recommendation is to follow the directions in rshaffer61's post. If you are not comfortable posting an OTL log, perhaps you could tell us what your reluctance is and I'm sure we could address that. If you are adamant about not posting a log, there really isn't much that we can offer in the way of help. Logs let us see what's going on in your system and if any malware is hiding there. Without logs to look at we would just be blindly groping and could do more harm than good.

The one thing I can tell you is to be sure that you understand how OTL works and what you're removing before you use it. If you remove something with an OTL fix the program won't ask you to confirm the removals, it assumes that you know what you're doing and it will just remove it.

Good luck.
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Have a pretty good background with computers.

Trying to eliminate the google redirect virus on my windows 7 64 bit system.

Ran OTM according to the cleaner by copying and pasting (because I am a good girl & everyone said it worked for them):
  • :Files
  • ipconfig /flushdns /c
  • :Commands
  • [purity]
  • [resethosts]
  • [emptytemp]
  • [CREATERESTOREPOINT]
  • [EMPTYFLASH]
  • [Reboot]

My startup failed. 3 times now. I can't restart from the recovery console either. And it has been through startup repair 2 times now. I am going to have to re-install everything. I am really upset - I am in the middle of 4 classes - this is my senior year - and I need my system repaired now!

What happened and how do I restore it? And no, I can't paste anything to you - because it's on my system (laptop) - and I am using the main system in my house right now.
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#118
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Hello BSHI2012,

This is not the place to post for help.

Please start a new topic here.

Say what has happened (similar to what you have said here) and someone will help you. :)
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Hi all,

Reporting a false positive - OTL.exe is identified by Avast Web Shield as a Rootkit.
Further info here

Regards,
dev00790
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Hi and welcome to Geeksto Go! :)

Thank you for the courtesy of informing us...unfortunately such false positive detections against any of the specific tools used here in the forum and the Anti-Malware community as a whole does occur from time to time. For example Microsoft Security Essentials is also incorrectly reporting a download of OTL is malicious at the time of this post also...

In the past I have spent some considerable time informing vendors about such false positive detections only for such to be again detected. However I will do so again.

For others who may read this particular topic(post), absolutely anything hosted here in Geeks to Go that in turn can be downloaded is perfectly safe to do so and will not harm any one machine unless it is something that would require the use of via the guidance of a trained Anti-Malware helper for example.
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