Boot sector virus and NTFS file system

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Net V, Mar 16, 2004.

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  1. Net V

    Net V Guest

    I'm just wondering, can the boot sector virus infect the NTFS file system ? cause I've heard that almost boot sector viruses are outdated.

    And if it does, can we fix it with fdisk /mbr ?

  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Microsoft says it is not completely secure: check this article
    As far as I can see, data on ntfs are far better secured than on FAT. If you start windows with ctrl-alt-del, any unauthorized process (your virus) will be killed, so there's a security measure you better take.

    Cleaning: fdisk is not that bad, but you better use a cleaning tool.
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