scan bios

August 10, 2011 at 18:08:50
Specs: Windows XP
i got a virus undetectable i have reinstalled windows xp dozens of times anf formated he entire disk and still the virus is here the only place it can remain is inside the bios

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August 10, 2011 at 18:34:48

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August 10, 2011 at 18:35:26
There is one other place it could be and that is inside the Master Boot Record. Once the MBR is created nothing will remove it except zeroing the entire hard disk, sometimes erroneously called a low level format.

Deleting partitions just modifies the MBR but doesn't delete it and does nothing to the section of the MBR where a virus could reside. Formatting doesn't go anywhere near the MBR.

Do a search on Google, there are plenty of free utilities that will wipe a hard disk clean removing everything from the user accessible areas.

The chances of there being a virus in the BIOS are extremely remote. Modern BIOS have write protect systems built into the to prevent a Virus from getting in.


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August 10, 2011 at 19:40:31

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August 11, 2011 at 13:02:10
It has been a long time since I have seen a bios virus. It would be simple to remove by flashing the bios. I never suggest doing that unless you are very sure this is the cause.

It is more likely that your entire network and flash drives and burned cd's are full of virus's. The second choice is that your conclusion is wrong. It could be that you have a hardware fault.

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