Returnil vs BIOS viruses

Discussion in 'General Returnil discussions' started by Pliskin, May 21, 2009.

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  1. Pliskin

    Pliskin Registered Member

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    Can Returnil protect us against new viruses which rewrite motherbord chip hardware and BIOS ?
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hello Pliskin and welcome to the forums :)

    No, There is currently no software solution that will protect you against physical hardware attacks. There are hardware solutions for this however in the form of Instant recovery cards that can protect things like the BIOS and CMOS.

    Mike

    Edit: clarification
     
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    SystemJunkie Resident Conspiracy Theorist

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    Hardware owns software but hardware is dependent on software.
     
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  4. Pliskin

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    Aren't these viruses software, too? I'm just curious. Returnil is great btw, a big thank you to developers!
     
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    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Yes they are software and it depends on the delivery method. If you are in Windows and this type of attack is launched via a software attack, there is protection against the actions of the malicious program. If the attacker has physical access to your computer however, all bets are off via a software approach.

    HTH
    Mike
     
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    I bought a PCI Restore Card that has almost all functions mentioned in this forum other thread. It costed me around US$20. It function very well. But it has many virus. NOD32 prompts out every time and again for several main files of the bundled software. The only thing I can do is add the whole tree (something like system32 folder) to the exception list of NOD32. MY GOD!!!!:doubt: :doubt: :doubt:

    How can I know if it has changed my BIOS, Moon, and all brothers? Thanks a lot.:cool:
     
  9. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi,
    This is better addressed in another forum as it is not Returnil related. My first suggestion would be to contact Eset support for assistance with NOD32 detections and exclusions.

    Mike
     
  10. jadejadejade

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    Sorry Moon.:blink:

    Pls advise what forum can I visit as the above link seem too old that I cannot post thread there.

    Best Regards,
    Jadejadejade
     
  11. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    The same forum that the older thread is in would be appropriate...
     
  12. Dregg Heda

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    So does returnil protect against software borne bios attacks? Or were you talking about other solutions?
     
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