W32.Blaster.Worm - How To Remove?

Type: Worm

The W32.Blaster.Worm is a worm which spreads over the network mainly on the Internet. He uses for this purpose the so-called weak spot DCOM RPC. The W32.Blaster.Worm files itself in the system directory (standard: C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\System32) under the name MSBLAST.EXE. Because of the change in the registration this file runs on every start of the computer. W32.Blaster.Worm attempts to perform a Denial of Service (DoS) on the Microsoft Windows Update Web server (windowsupdate.com) that tries to prevent the user from applying a patch on the computer against the DCOM RPC vulnerability.

Automatic W32.Blaster.Worm removal tools

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Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Blaster, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


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April 17, 2007 13:50, April 17, 2007 13:50

8 thoughts on “W32.Blaster.Worm

  1. Hi I want to know how to delete the W32/Blaster.Worm it has gotten so bad on my computer that I really cannot do anything on my computer like if I want to listen to music or watch a movie I cannot even open up Windows Media Player I bought a Virus protector but cannot install it cause the blaster worm has tooken over the computer everything I try to do and open up I cant because of the blaster worm could you tell me how to remove it thanks a million

  2. hey it is me again forgot to tell you but I have something called Security Central I think that has something to do with the Blaster Worm the only way I can delete Security Central is activate it but I do not want to do that cause I have to buy something that is unknown to me just need help removing the blaster worm and the security central thank you again

  3. In your case W32 Blaster.Worm is fake infection probably. Get a good antivirus/antispyware, and not a “virus protector” or security central/ which is scam. I would recommend scanning with Spyware Doctor.

  4. Hi, my personal computer has been infected with the W32/Blaster.worm and I have no way of accessing the internet because of it so I can’t download any removal software. Is there a way to remove it without the access or do I need to take it to a professional to remove? Thank you.

  5. @Sherilyn Froehlich
    I have the same problem. I can’t access any applications, I get a message everything is infected. How can I kill this process manually? What happens if I shut down my PC – will I be able to start it again?

  6. Shir: Look up more info by the name of antivirus it advertises. W32.Blaster is used by quite a lot of fake antiviruses and removal instructions might differ

  7. I cannot remove the blaster worm. Cannot go online, cannot go to Task manager to see blaster.exe, I am stuck. Help please

  8. Ted: download process explorer or another PC, and move it to infected PC through USB. Launch it and see what processes are running from %TEMP or %Application Data. Stop them.

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