Scan hidden partitions

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  1. slowdive

    slowdive Registered Member

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    Hi.

    Since i updated my laptop bios i have a strange issue. Whenever i run certain programs that for some reason or another need to check the dvd drive, like wmp12 or aida64, since the bios update, it produces the same mechanical sound like when i turn on laptop (really loud). Sometimes it even makes the dvd tray open. I'm sure this is a faulty bios but there's also the possibility of malware.

    Is there any malware that can do this?
    I already tested with avira antivir premium, updated, and no infection was detected. But i've no ideia if avira scans the hidden/factory partition.

    Do you know any antivirus that scans that partition? It's not visible through windows or avira explorer.
    Do you think is malware?

    Thanks
     
  2. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    Which partition do you mean? Bios isn't a partition on your hard drive. It is stored on a ROM chip on your motherboard.

    And it does sound much more like a hardware issue than malware.
     
  3. slowdive

    slowdive Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I know what bios is. I just mentioned because that's likely the cause.

    The partition i mentioned is the hidden/recovery partition that most/all laptops have. It's not visible through windows explorer, and you can not select that directory on avira (and probably other anti-virus software). It's used to recover windows, drivers and software. There's no letter assigned to that hidden partition, like you can see in the link below:

    http://i.imgur.com/VCZoe.png

    I just created avira rescue cd so i could scan outside windows, on a linux environment. This way i could select that hidden partition .
    No virus detected...
     
  4. markusg

    markusg Registered Member

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    avira and other avs are scanning this hidden partition, also in normal scans i think
    its only not visible for users, you have to select it under extras /folder settings unter explorer so you can also see it
     
  5. Zyrtec

    Zyrtec Registered Member

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    Hey,

    I think that to accomplish this task you can download the ISO image on the UBCD4Win [just Google it] and burn it on CD, then you can boot from it and scan hidden partitions on your or someone else's PC.




    Regards,



    Carlos
     
  6. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    You can use SARDU if you want to be really sure there's no malware.
     
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