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#1 MKUltra81

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:32 AM

Re-post, this was moved when I originally posted it with my Hijackthis log file in it just as a precaution and was not my main objective in posting. I apologize for any confusion and appreciate any help.
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First post, and I immediately apologize if this is in the wrong place or does not follow proper guidelines, please advise if I have done so and I will comply. I have read the introductions and am trying to follow them.


Windows XP Professional
AVG Version 7.5.503 and database 269.16.7/1152
Spybot S&D
Lavasoft Adaware
Microsoft Firewall
Linksys Router


I've been out of town for a week and when I started my computer my AVG update and scanner ran and in the test result summary was one error. To get the specifics on this error I went to the virus results tab and it says:

Object: Partition table [MBR]

Result: Reading Error

Status: Error


There was no further explanation for this item in AVG so I googled it and the only seemingly relevant things I found on it were the following pages:

http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?8,53284,sv=

http://help.lockergnome.com/windows2/readi...pict441946.html



I found neither of those sites particularly helpful, especially the second. My computer is not running slowly and does not seem effected/infected. I have run checkdisk and found no errors. I have NOT uninstalled and re-installed AVG, I have run Spybot and Adaware with nothing out of the norm as a result. My Microsoft updates have not been done recently enough and I am installing those.

I have run another AVG scan and the partition table item is still there but no longer reads as an error but instead just says:


Object: Partition table [MBR]

Result: Change

Status: Changed

This leads me to believe the problem is fixed if their ever was one.


I am very appreciative for any any information on what this error is or may be, even a very basic explanation, and thank you in advance.

(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 27 November 2007 - 11:44 AM.


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#2 nightspydk

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:48 AM

It's probably just that avg tried scan your master boot record.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_Boot_Record
As an extra precautions against virus. Bootvirus. Nothing peculiar about it as far as I can tell, but it is true, I have been known to be wrong.

I don't think you need to worry, unless your system starts acting up. :thumbsup:

Edited by nightspydk, 27 November 2007 - 09:07 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:51 AM

Well...MBRs are often noted as changed whenever there are updates to AV programs or some scans. This is perfectly normal with AVG Free.

http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?2,101487,101500

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:26 PM

Just what I was hoping. Many Thanks!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

Ok, I just restarted for the first time after doing all the Microsoft Updates and I got this error message:

Access violation 74E50cc2. Read of Address 74E50cc2.

It was definitely in conjunction with Spybot S&D as it was hung up prior to the shutdown portion of the restart, e.g. "Spybot is having trouble closing: End Now, Cancel"

Here's what I've found:

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=18809

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/91118/horst-variants-plus-too-many-identical-emails-from-avast/

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...23104735AAKy6QG



Seems like a Spybot problem and not an intrusion or virus per se?

Any thoughts or info is greatly appreciated as always!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:57 PM

PS - If its any help, my HT log file can be found here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/118448/partition-table-mbr-avg-reading-error/




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