we're using blat.exe as part of many of our setups on Windows Server 2003 SP2 without any problem to send mails via command line. It's simply great.
Now, some software we are using provides blat.exe as part of their installation.
The problem: from time to time (maybe every 6 months to one year per server), blat.exe is missing. No trace of it can be found anywhere. The virus scanner (McAfee) is not reporting it, I can not find anything about this in any log file.
The vendor is telling us that they have investigated it with filemon and that svchost.exe deletes it. I'm not really planning to use filemon on a large set of servers for an extended time period.
Did anyone of you stumble about this issue and if so, what is the root cause of this? Or do you have any more hints how to find out what is happening? Extensive searches with Google have yielded nothing at all, apart from a virus scan issue.