A Clarification please....

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Zapco_force, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Zapco_force

    Zapco_force Registered Member

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    Good evening, I ask you a clarification only:

    Trojans, rootkit and other evolved malware, "lurk" only inside disks or system partitions ( where an operating system run) or even in data partitions or archives??
    In other words, any malware need an OS to run, it's right?
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    there are MBR viruses so that is outside the OS.
    BIOS virus?
    maybe but not sure if thats theoretical or rare.
     
  3. itman

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    Malware can exist on any form of digital media including firmware in any type of intelligent device.

    The MBR is part of a hard drive.

    Theoretically, malware could be loaded into the BIOS via the flash update process.
     
  4. Yuki2718

    Yuki2718 Registered Member

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    Yup, there're actual malware which hide malware in e.g. picture, but to execute this hidden malware attacker need executable or script.
    BIOS rootkit is not just theoretical threat.
     
  5. itman

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