After your assessment has completed and your report has been delivered by your partner, it is safe to remove all Block 64 tools from your environment. We have provided a list of recommended steps to take to ensure a clean removal of our toolset below.
Block 64 Windows Application
How to Uninstall Block 64 Discovery Application
- Navigate to Programs/Apps and Features on the machine that it was installed on. Click uninstall on “Block 64 Discovery”
Select YES to Uninstall.
- To Uninstall without losing the Database
- Select NO to keep the Block 64 Discovery Settings and temporary files.
- Once the uninstallation is complete, and you would like to remove any temporary files, go to your local C:\ Drive to remove any folders tagged Block64 (if any).
- The logs leftover (if any) would be available and can be deleted from:
- C:\%appdata%\Block, e.g: C:\AppData\Roaming\Block
This is a front-end interface log file
This folder contains back-end service log files.
- <install folder>\Python\Bitstream\daq_service.log (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\Block 64 Corporation\Block 64 Discovery\Python\Bitstream\daq_service.log)
This is a real-time data collection process log file
Blockbox Virtual Appliance
How to Uninstall Blockbox Virtual Appliance
To uninstall the Blockbox Virtual Appliance, simply power down and remove the VM from your VM Host.
Residual files such as block64trafficmonitor.exe could remain on endpoints however they reside in the Windows Temp folder and will be removed with a cleanup of temp files on the endpoints.
Block 64 Discovery Agent
Removing Slingshot will depend on the deployment method used, below are some examples for the most commonly used deployment method.
How to Uninstall Block 64 Discovery Agent
Windows Group Policy
To remove a published or assigned package, follow these steps:
- Start the Group Policy Management and Computers snap-in by clicking Start, pointing to Administrative Tools, and then clicking Group Policy Management.
- In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
- Click the Group Policy tab, click the Group Policy Object that you used to deploy the package, and then click Edit.
- Expand the Software Settings container that contains the software installation item that you used to deploy the package.
- Click the software installation container that contains the package.
- In the right-pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the program, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove.
- Perform one of the following actions:
- Click Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers, and then click OK
When the slingshot collection is complete we can switch the Assignment from install groups to Uninstall Groups to uninstall the Slingshot.MSI from the machines assigned for deployment.
In the assignment settings, Remove the groups assigned for installation scroll down past required and available for enrolled devices to the "Uninstall" section of the settings, and here we can add the same groups to which the application has been deployed to begin to have the application uninstalled as it is no longer needed.
Finally you can select Review and Save and review the final settings and begin the Uninstallation process.
Once uninstallation is completed you may go to All Apps and remove the application from the list completely.
Block 64 Discovery Agent EXE
If the slingshot EXE version was used to deploy to endpoints, simply close the CMD prompt that is opened when running Slingshot and delete the EXE from the endpoint.