Forum Thread: blastcln.exe (AKA Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi)

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vordme34 blastcln.exe (AKA Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi)
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PSI: This program was detected as being End-of-Life, which means that the vendor no longer supports this program. It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer version of this program or uninstall it from your PC.
Also: This tool is no longer supported by Microsoft. However, on many systems this file may be difficult to remove. More information can be found in the following KB Article from Microsoft, search for "Removal information":

The file resides in \system32\ and seems to be there from the (XP) OS installation (at least that's what its timestamp says). How is it supposed to be "End of Life" (discontinued) and furthermore how is MS Update going to solve this (I tell ya it doesn't). The MS page that PSI refers to says I can uninstall the .exe via the add/remove progs. Guess what, no entry in there (even when I ask it to show MS updates etc).
Pls fix this or give me a clue how to do it myself. .

PS: There's also no \$NTUninstallKB833330$\ folder in my \windows\ dir so I could use spuninst

Maurice Joyce RE: blastcln.exe (AKA Microsoft Removal Tool: Blaster/Nachi)
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This is an ongoing saga.

These may help:


Microsoft Surface 4 Intel i7 64Bit
Windows 10 Pro version 1809 Build 17763.404
IE & Edge Only
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