Solved A virus has took over my BIOS and i cant kill it!

February 27, 2013 at 07:10:03
Specs: Windows 7, 4Gb
This is a CMOS/BIOS Virus. While i was away a guest at my house clicked on one of those scam flash ads that say "your PC is infected blah blah" and he clicked and installed something. Anyway, this virus has changed the admin password on my PC (i can still acess the guest account though). Anything i do to remove it comes to a dead end because whenever i try to install software or system restore it asks for the admin password.
Its removed BOOT FROM CD DRIVE as an option on the BIOS.
Its disabled stickykeys from doing anything at the login screen.
Safemode doesnt let me access the amin account either.
Removing the motherboard battery and resetting using the jumper didnt do anything.

Im at a loss. Any ideas guys?

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February 27, 2013 at 07:51:24
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If it's really a CMOS Bios then you have to reflash your Bios somehow. As your hard disk still boots, you could make a bootable DOS hard disk on another computer, with the Bios update software on it. Then put that disk in your computer, boot from it and reflash your Bios. Once you've done that it should be easy enough to remove any other viruses using a bootable CD.

As for the password problem, I'm afraid that you are on your own. Site policy forbids discussion of bypassing passwords.

Any other way is going to require you to boot from a CD or USB stick.

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February 27, 2013 at 10:13:47
Tanks ijack. It's getting it to boot from the cd drive tho, it just won't.

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February 27, 2013 at 10:26:44
That's why I proposed a solution that didn't involve booting from the CD drive.

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February 27, 2013 at 10:32:15
Sorry, I misunderstood. That's for your advice:)

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