W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool is a handy and reliable infection cleaner issued by Symantec for the W32.Blaster.Worm. This type of malware exploits the DCOM RPC vulnerability and allows an attacker to run code on the affected system and virtually take control over it.
The aforementioned vulnerability is reported in a Microsoft Bulletin and even though a patch is provided in order to fix it, it won’t manage to clean up already infected computers by itself. For a full infection removal, you can use W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool (although users are advised to install the patch too - in some cases the removal tool actually requires you to do so).
The application doesn’t require installation, so you can run it from a removable drive without leaving a fingerprint on your system’s registry settings. Please note that administrative rights are required in order to successfully launch it.
W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool performs a thorough scan of your computer in order to identify and remove the infections. As a consequence, the detection process might take a while, so bear with it for as long as it’s necessary.
A restart process is required in order for the removal to be successful. It is also recommended that you run the tool again to ensure that the computer is clean. If you experience issues running the application, restarting the computer in Safe Mode might solve the problem.
Users have reported that W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool is in fact, very efficient in cleaning the computer of infections. Together with the patch provided by Microsoft, it can restore your system to a clean state.