Microsoft Blaster Worm Removal Tool for Win2k/XP

A compact and portable tool that rapidly and automatically removes the MSBlast worm from infected computers, without needing user intervention
Microsoft Blaster Worm Removal Tool for Win2k/XP is a lightweight and portable application that fixes systems infected with the Blaster worm. It is very simple to work with, as it doesn't require user intervention.

The Blaster worm spread on machines during August 2003, on Windows XP and Windows 2000 operating systems. This Microsoft-developed application is actually a Windows update that addresses this issue.

Since installation is not a requirement, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the disk and click it to run. It is also possible to save Microsoft Blaster Worm Removal Tool for Win2k/XP to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any infected or suspicious workstation.

An important factor to take into consideration is that the Windows registry does not get new entries, and leftovers are not kept on the hard disk after removing the utility; a standard file deletion is suffice to eliminate Microsoft Blaster Worm Removal Tool for Win2k/XP.

The application only works on machines that have not been patched with MS03-026 [KB823980] or MS03-039 [KB824146]. Otherwise, its assistance is not required. It has a minimal impact on system resources and carries out a task swiftly, so the tool doesn't disrupt user activity. All in all, Microsoft Blaster Worm Removal Tool for Win2k/XP serves its purpose without demanding any effort from the user.

Reviewed by on August 13th, 2013


last updated on:
January 7th, 2004, 20:03 GMT
file size:
316 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Microsoft
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP
category:
C: \ Antivirus \ Removal Tools

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Microsoft released a removal tool for the MSBlast worm. There still were users that got infected by the 6-month old wo...

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