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Mebroot - Infection Problem


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#1 matza2000

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:36 PM

Hi, I was just wondering if the mebroot virus can place itself into your bios or infect your disk in anyway other than the harddrive itself. I have 'nuked' my harddrive with 3 passes and am not sure whether the virus can still be a problem or not, just wondering if it can write itself to the bios or anything else. Sorry if i placed this topic in the wrong section.
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:59 PM

Um im not 100% sure , but ive not in my lifetime seen a virus that writes to the bios , :S
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:38 PM

Thank for you for the reply. I am just curious as I have wiped my entire harddrive, so therefore the virus cannot still be there, yet my computer is still running very choppy, i am worried that the virus has damaged my hardware physically. :S

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:40 PM

hmm .. choppy ?? explain what's not running properly or to your standard
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:08 PM

Well basically my computer used to run fine. But doing continuing with the same use of my computer - games etc. I find that it will be running fine and then just freeze for 30 - 60 seconds and then it will continue as normal.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:10 PM

When it lags for 30 seconds or so , can you see the hard drive light on the machine flickering at all ?
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:53 PM

Yes, when the freezing occurs, the HDD light flickers - you reckon that the virus has damaged my harddrive?




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