BIOS SETUP SECURITY

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  1. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Hi there,
    I was checking my Vista laptop "Bios Setup Utility/Security", under "Security Settings" there's an entry "Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]".

    I was wondering what exactly does it mean, and if it should be enabled, these settings are all default.

    TIA
     

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  2. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Disregard this post, as I found a lot of info simply by googling it.
     
  3. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    Then what's it for? In short? :blink:
     
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    seems interesting, im curious what it is for?
     
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    Copy-paste into Goggle search box a no-go?
    For the sake of this thread, it write-protects the boot sector of HDD.
     
  6. Osaban

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    I didn't mean I didn't want to share, I was too busy to post anything.

    Basically for what I could learn it is a feature offered in the BIOS by some manufactures (in this case ASUS), but it is also detected by most AVs, so I'm not sure whether it is worth activating it on my computers. I'm always wary about changing BIOS defaults, and I'm particularly concerned about what it might do inadvertently (when performing an image of the system as an example)

    Some info:

    http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/a/bootsectorvirus.htm

    http://www.avira.com/en/support/support_downloads.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/122221

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=222922
     
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