How to prevent virus hide into MBR ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by southcat, May 10, 2010.

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Greeting. Recently i read some news(haven't verified) about some virus/malware can hide themselves into Master Boot Record area!!

    So i just wonder my security setup(my signatures) can protect my system from this kind of infection ?

    I already tried to install Blue Ridge MBRGuard but after installation finished, no folder created, no files added, no process running, the whole installation is vain ??

    Can i share you guys expriences ? :)

    Thanks for concerns.

    Regards
    southcat
     
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  2. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    not vain. MBRGuard, its working ^^
     
  3. doktornotor

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  4. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Thanks for the information. :)

    Regards
    southcat
     
  5. 0strodamus

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    Would encrypting the boot drive with TrueCrypt or Jetico BCVE help protect from MBR viruses? I'm thinking the virus would be anticipating an unencrypted MBR and would either fail to work or completely jack up your boot sector rendering the drive unbootable. Either way you wouldn't get infected without knowing it. Can someone confirm?
     
  6. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

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    Hmmm... Let's see:

    See Wikipedia for references to the above.
     
  7. 0strodamus

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    Thanks for the info. Good thing this attack is relatively easy to prevent. :)

     
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