Forum Thread: Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool

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KalmarNyckel Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool
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My desktop runs Win XP SP3. I have not been happy with PSI 3, so uninstalled and installed PSI 2. Scans indicate that I have an end-of-life program, Microsoft Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool. As is so typical of M$, they recommend removing the tool using Add or Remove Programs. Only one problem: It's not in the list of programs. I tried deleting the file (blastcln.exe) from the \dllcache and \system32 folders, but Windows reinstalls it ever time.

Why is Windows reinstalling it? How can I permanently remove it?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool
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These threads may help with the rationale & fix:

https://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/13...


https://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/13...

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KalmarNyckel RE: Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool
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You found the same thing I did -- that M$ instructions to remove it are worthless. I renamed it blastcln.exe-old in BOTH \dllcache and \system32, then ran another PSI scan. It did not show up. However, I haven't done a reboot to see if Windows reinstalls it. If it does, I'll report that in the thread.

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KalmarNyckel RE: Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool
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Am pleased to report that after a reboot, Windows did NOT replicate the file. Problem solved. Thanks for the help.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Remove Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool
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Don,
Pleased to see you are all fixed up.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for U sometime tomorrow unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from possible update emails from "tag on" posts

You can of course lock threads U have created. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com

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