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Old 05-14-10, 10:39
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Hello. I have a question. I see there is a program called OTC by Oldtimer that is posted on my reputable web sites out there. It seems to be recommended when users have issues with maleware. it seems perfectly legit. There seems to be no author's web site for this program. I am told that it, "Alternatively, you can download OTC by OldTimer and save to your Desktop.
•Connect to the Internet and double-click on OTC.exe to start the program.
•Click on the green CleanUp! button.
•If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.
•When it has finished, OTC will ask you to reboot so it can remove itself.
-- Doing this will remove any specialized tools downloaded and used. If OTC does not delete itself, then delete the file manually"
per the link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic315103.html. This forum and a few different forums have their members recommended it to troubled users experiencing malware.

My questions are:

1. WHAT *EXACTLY* DOES IT DO???
2. Does it inform the user of its actions or measures it performed? For example, if it removes items from your system, how can you tell what items it removed? Where do you go in your system to find out? I find this VERY important to know.
3. Is there a dedicated author's web site for this program?

Like I said, it appears very legit. It is something you may find in a few forums that is recommended to use in certain circumstances I gather.

Please reply with answers about this program. Thank you!!!
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Old 05-15-10, 13:46
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I guess I try to partly answer my own question after some deep research on my own. I just answered my first question only. This is what I found found from a reliable source (possibly the program's author?). Website:

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/no-dr...855.html&st=15

"Over the course of the fix you've used a variety of special tools to help with the cleaning process - none of these are of any use to you now that you're clean, and it's best not to have them hanging around on your computer. OTC is a small program that removes all the leftover tools and logs from cleanup of malware.

Please download OTC to your desktop.
•Double-click OTC to run it. (Vista users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")
•Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.
•You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes.
•After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.
Note: Some more recently created tools may not yet be removed by OTC. Feel free to manually delete any tools it leaves behind."
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This does not sound like a secure and trustworthy program to me and I would recommend removing it from your computer immediately.
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It is used quite often in malware removal. But it should be used under supervision if you are not familiar with how it works. The same would be true if you wanted to run ComboFix.
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It is used quite often in malware removal. But it should be used under supervision if you are not familiar with how it works. The same would be true if you wanted to run ComboFix.
I withdraw my earlier comment.
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Old 05-15-10, 16:26
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Thanks TimW.

I want to ask you since you are very aware of this program. Does it delete individual setup installer files (like EXE and MSI) files for programs that are placed on your desktop that may not be even related to the function of this program. Why I ask is based on its description, it SEEMS to remove tools and programs, but how about your very own setup installer files for programs/software that you purchase?
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Here is a list of what OTC will remove:
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List of what OTC.exe removes:

avenger.zip
avenger.exe
Avenger
avenger.txt
bfu.zip
BFU
combofix.exe
Combo-Fix.sys
ComboFix
erdnt\subs
QooBox
ComboFix*.txt
catchme
catchme.exe
fdsv.exe
grep.exe
moveex.exe
nircmd.exe
sed.exe
swreg.exe
Swsc.exe
Swxcacls.exe
VFind.exe
WS2Fix.exe
zip.exe
tmp.reg
dss.exe
Deckard
deljob.exe
deljob
logit.txt
FindAWF.exe
AWF.txt
fixwareout.exe
fixwareout
fsbl.exe
fsbl*.log
gmer.exe
gmer.dll
gmer.ini
gmer.log
gmer_uninstall.cmd
gmer.sys
gmer
haxfix.exe
haxfix.txt
killbox.exe
!Killbox
LopSD.exe
lopR.txt
Lop SD
NoLop.exe
NoLop.txt
NoLopOLD.txt
delete.bat
OTListIt2.exe
OTListIt.exe
OTListIt.txt
Extras.txt
OTL.exe
_OTListIt
_OTL
OTMoveIt.exe
OTMoveIt2.exe
OTMoveIt3.exe
OTM.exe
_OTMoveIt
_OTM
OTScanIt.exe
OTScanIt
OTScanIt2.exe
OTScanIt2
OTS.exe
_OTS
_OTScanIt
OTViewIt.exe
OTViewIt.txt
rustbfix.exe
Rustbfix
Runscanner.zip
Runscanner.exe
Runscanner.net
*.run
Runscanner
sdfix.exe
SDFix
Silent Runners.vbs
SmitfraudFix.exe
SmitfraudFix
dumphive.exe
iedfix.exe
rapport.txt
vacfix.exe
vcclsid.exe
404fix.exe
SysInsite
VundoFix.exe
VundoFix Backups
vundofix.txt
vundofix.vft
win32delfkil.exe
_backupD
windelf.txt
winpfind.exe
WinPfind
WinPFind3u.exe
WinPFind3u
WinPFind35u.exe
WinPFind35u
Rooter.exe
Rooter.txt
Rooter$
RSIT.exe
RSIT
cleanup.txt
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TimW, Thank you!
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