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#1 MReyes23

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:44 PM

I currently have an ongoing issue open in the Malware forum for what appears to be a pretty nasty MBR infection. As I continue to work with the assigned bleepingcomputer resource to resolve this issue, I have noticed a number of posts popping up with all of the same or similar issues.

My particular issue is actually a friend's machine, but this wave of MBR infection certainly has me on notice. Since there does not seem to be an absolute method of avoiding, preventing or detecting an MBR infection is there a way for me to periodically backup my MBR? Should I ever get infected, I would much rather replace my MBR instead of running numerous applications and posting various logs.

If it helps, I am a Windows Vista - Home Premium user (not by choice). Also, I am by no means an expert, but I certainly know my way around a PC. I can and will take on the task of attempting to backup my MBR unassisted.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

Dont make any changes, and let the malware team help you out.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:14 PM

I may not have been clear, the issue is with a friend's Windows XP machine; however, my Windows Vista - Home Premium machine is fine and fully operational. I am just looking to take some preventative measures to help ensure what has happened to his PC, does not happen to my machine.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:48 PM

You really cannot backup the MBR

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:15 PM

I knew it was a long shot, but thanks.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:21 PM

5 Free Tools to Backup and Restore Master Boot Record (MBR): http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/1...oot-record-mbr/

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:45 AM

Why not use Windows Vista or 7 DVD to restore MBR ? You need a file bootsect.exe
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529




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