I did run a virus scan using malwarebytes (Yes, I know I shouldn't have two Anti-virus programs running, but let's handwave that for now.)
Unless you have the paid for version of MBAM you do NOT have two A/V programs running as the free version of MBAM does not run in real time - it is a scan and clean ONLY
It has NO real time protection.
2. It is difficult to answer the main question completely, as although you APPEAR to refer to these, that of course is not necessarily the case. Many programs, especially the intentional scams etc masquerade as the genuine article.
If what you refer to is thishttp://www.iolo.com/...m-mechanic/pro/
then my ONLY comment to you and perhaps to your Father is that you do not really want it, nor indeed need it.
It is like many other programs of this ilk, it offers many aspects that can be readily performed using the inbuilt tools of Windows. It offers the unwanated and freqently dangerous so called BOOST my system registry cleaner etc and as far as its protection from Malware there are FAR BETTER, longer establ;ished, highly regarded FREE programs.
In the case of the other issue, it is unconnected per se, but depending on where the first was installed from it may well have been acquired.
This is the Web of Trust report and you will see that you want it EVEN less than you want the unwanted System Mechanic Professional.http://www.mywot.com...pc-cleaners.com
I personally would not even open the link to that PC Cleaners, I simply obtained the WOT report
In summary you do not want either.
The first is largely a gimmick and the second is dangerous.
I cannot give you Malware advice, as on this site only certified qualifed advisors may do so.
ALL I can say is - read this and then you will see WHAT you would be far better withhttp://www.geekstogo...yware-software/
and why you do NOT want System Mechanic Pro
It claims to do this
Turbocharge Windows startup
Jump-start sluggish programs
Repair internet connection
Repair registry problems
Repair registry fragmentation
Compact registry bloat
Clean up excessive system clutter
Repair hard drive errors
Repair security vulnerabilities
Optimize internet connection
Defragment all hard drives
Defragment system memory
Repair broken shortcuts
Back up the registry
Keep critical drivers up to date
Keep SSDs at top speed
If it REALLY could, without risking the health of your computer, it would be a market leader.
If your father has purchased it, it is a little like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.
My advice is to RESTORE to a point before you had either of them.
OR uninstall them - if indeed you can.
THEN go herehttp://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/
Follow carefully the advice in the link and post in the forum, to obtain the advice of an expert from our Malware forum.
IF YOU do post provide a link to this thread please in the Malware thread.