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.