How to remove the msblast virus

Most antivirus programs identify msblast.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as W32.Blaster.Worm, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_MSBLAST.AA.

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Msblast.exe file information

The process does not contain any company information.

Description: Msblast.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Msblast.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 6,176 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Msblast.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Msblast.exe is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the msblast.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Internet worm that uses a vulnerability in DCOM/RPC (port 135) to infect 2000/XP systems. The worm allows TFTP that is used to transfer the worm.
Virus sehr gefährilch
  Ralf Haas  
Very dangerous. Delete immediately.

Summary: Average user rating of msblast.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think msblast.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msblast issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active msblast process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the msblast.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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