Win98SE Disk Memory question

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by zappa, Sep 20, 2002.

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  1. zappa

    zappa Registered Member

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    RMBox program gave me this info: Just checking in with the pro's as I'm not sure whether normal as I seem to be way below normal....


    Boot-sector viruses corrupt the boot sector by overwriting the
    master boot record with their own code.
    Once a system is infected with a boot-sector virus, any
    non-write-protected disk accessed by it will become infected.
    These viruses load themselves into the MS-DOS system memory
    making the memory 2,048 bytes smaller than normal.

    A Virus free disk will report 655,360 total bytes of memory.

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    Your disk has:

    618,496 total bytes memory

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    If your disk reported anything other than 655,360 total bytes,
    a full scan using an updated anti virus program is recommended.


    Please note:

    Some virus free OEM computers use 4K (4096 bytes) of memory
    and will report 651,264 total bytes memory.
    While this is normal for these systems, boot virus infected
    disks can also report 651,264 total bytes memory.

    A few systems use 1K (1024 bytes) of memory for the BIOS.
    Some other systems use 2K (2048 bytes) of memory for shadow RAM.

    You must take the above information into account when checking
    this Disk-Mem report.
     
  2. Primrose

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  3. zappa

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    I'm sorry but I do not understand you post. RMbox is the same program from the same site you pointed to.
    zappa
     
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    :) Hi Zappa!

    I'm not an expert but I'd say, that from the reading you got, it's time to do a full AV scan. Then post the results here so the pros can go over it. Hope things turn out well for you! :)
     
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    Fortunately, NOD32 scans the memory upon opening the scanner. Never had a virus get past first line defenses that I am aware of.
     
  6. Primrose

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    I have been using those Reticulated toys for years. Made that post so others here would know what it was all about. I have no comment on your finding for your system.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
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