Windows Blaster worm removal tool

  snasty 07 Oct 12

I run Secunia PSI on my Xp computer, Secunia has declared Windows Blaster Worm Removal Tool version 5.1.2600.5512 (KB833330) to be end of life, no longer supported by Microsoft and suggests it be uninstalled but I can find the file but can find no of uninstalling the program.

  lotvic 07 Oct 12

According to Microsoft: "To remove this tool, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to remove the Windows Blaster Worm Removal Tool (KB833330)" and scroll down to the bottom of the 'Resolution' section.

  snasty 08 Oct 12

I have tried the add/remove in Control Panel but cannot find the Blaster Worm Removal Tool listed in programs or updates, The only evidence of it that I can find is a folder in system32 folder and of course from Secunia. So the big problem is if I can't find it how can I remove it?

  lotvic 08 Oct 12

I don't think it is a hidden folder, but just in case enable viewing. 'My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View,tab | put dot in Show Hidden Files and Folders'

Have a look in C:\Program Files for the folder and see if there is an uninstall.exe in there. If so then run that to uninstall. If not then you could try Revo Uninstaller Freeware, quite a lot on here use it.

  Batch 09 Oct 12

If you use something like Ccleaner to remove Hotfix Uninstallers (as I do) I guess that you won't be able to find the uninstall path / .exe referred to in the link in lotvic's post.


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