(MBR)/Boot Sector Infectors i.e; Viruses & Trojans??

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Avec, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. Avec

    Avec Guest

    Hi, i have been reading this thread;

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=104854

    i was wondering how easy it is to detect and remove a MBR Trojan etc from a general home machine? And does a general format really kill this type of infection and comprimise? If your antivirus or Trojan software isnt picking it up how could you manually detect it on your machine?

    I know alot of questions, but i am interested and would like to know for future reference,

    Thanks Avec

    · ''Master Boot Record (MBR)/Boot Sector Infector: A virus that infects the system's Master Boot Record on hard drives and the Boot Sector on floppy diskettes. This type of virus takes control of the system at a low level by activating between the system hardware and the operating system. An MBR/Boot Sector virus is loaded into memory upon boot-up, before virus detection code can be executed.''
     
  2. cupez80

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    i think general format should clean this boot sector infector but sometimes it won't.
     
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