bios attack rookit ,but the av do detect them?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    i did a search but i found old topic and i can't add a reply

    i found

    i have some questions

    do the av detect them ?

    this malware could damage the bios only if i flash it in contaminate pc?

    is safe add a password ? there are many tools to reset the password of the bios
    so the password seems useless

    wich is the best av to detect bios virus and such malware that can install a rookit inside the bios?

  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Lots of scare talk, nothing substantial.

    And the most important thing - full admin privileges needed to achieve something like this, if at all possible, which brings me to: don't install crap and you won't get infected.

  3. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    It doesn't matter if the item in question is a BIOS rootkit or some lousy piece of adware. In order for it to compromise your PC, it has to execute. Flashing the BIOS is a process. Any default-deny based security package will prevent this from happening from within Windows. If you really want to put an end to concerns about what an AV might or might not detect, take a good look at default-deny.

    To accomplish the same attack from outside of Windows requires physical access to the computer. If an attacker has physical access, all bets are off. You might be able to prevent them from using the CD or floppy drive, but you can't stop them from opening the case without physical defenses.
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