Emsisoft BlitzBlank: Remove stubborn malware infections


  1. I think the headline of this article is misleading. BlitzBlank isn’t a malware remover in the sense that most people understand that term or phrase. It doesn’t really go looking for malware. Rather, in the hands of someone who already knows what malware is present, and what and where are its files and registry entries, it makes it easier to remove them if they’re stubborn and resist removal. And that’s fine…

    …but that simply puts BlitzBlank more in league with something like “Unlocker” (or any of its competitors listed on Unlocker’s web site), or maybe Malware Bytes’s “FileAssassin” and/or “RegAssassin,” or something like that. It’s just a file/registry deletion utility for files and/or registry items which have such far-reaching tentacles and dependencies that it’s simply not possible to remove them unless almost no part of Windows is actually running… hence the coolness of BlitzBlank’s ability to get it all done upon reboot, before any part of Windows even loads…

    …which, again, is very cool. But none of that makes it “anti-malware”… at least not as the term is most commonly understood by the vast majority of people.

    If an actual anti-malware (as that term is most commonly understood) tool is desired which is capable of first just plain finding the malware, and then deleting it if it puts up a fight, then I’ve seen very little bad stuff floating around out there which ComboFix couldn’t kill.

    BlitzBlank’s purpose up against a product like that — again, unless the user is extraordinarily experienced and didn’t need ComboFix’s ability to first find the malware — seems kinda’ silly.

    But, hey… maybe I’m lookin’ at it wrong.

    Also, as long as we’re talking about Emsisoft, I realize a lot of people like it and its products; and that it’s kinda’ the precious darling of a lot of anti-malware experts…

    …but, I’m sorry, I’ve never anti-malware which hogs more resources and slows-down the machnine more than Emsisoft’s unmitigated crap. I simply won’t put it on a client’s machine, no matter how much s/he begs or how much money s/he offers to pay me. I just won’t do it. It just never ceases to amaze me how many people can’t see that, or don’t seem to care. There’s PLENTY of other stuff out there that’s as good or better, and which doesn’t think the whole world revolves around it. Emsisoft is arrogant, and I’ll have nothing to do with it.

    But, hey… maybe I’m lookin’ at that wrong, too. I know I’m not, of course… buy hey.

    Gregg DesElms
    Napa, California USA
    gregg at greggdeselms dot com

  2. Although this is not a scanner it does help in the removal process of infected files. The title of this posting is apt. If this program did provide a total solution, the name of this post would be “Scan & Remove stubborn malware infections with BlitzBlank”. You do not need to be incredibly experienced to remove infections, I figured out how to do this myself with the tools available after only 3 months of computer use. You only need to be careful, before you delete a file at least google it to make sure that it’s not a vital system file. This program is a tool in a large arsenal that can be deployed for anti malware measures. I’d rather have a tool that could perform this function rather than have none at all, just in case something pops up.
    If anyone has ever known a company not to really try to sell their product and succeed they must be living in the twilight zone.

  3. Thanks for a great post!

    I wont compose a long boring comment just to proof how dame good I am.

    Interesting tool, will check it out soon 🙂
    And the title was ok 😉

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