Posted 30 March 2010 - 02:14 AM
Hello, all. I hope I can get some advice. My HP m7674n PC running Windows XP SP3 appears to be infected with the Root.Mebroot trojan, according to Norton Security Suite. I have always maintained tight security, I run multiple scans from time to time, and I never saw any evidence of this infection before. But when I recently changed from McAfee to Norton the new program began flagging this virus. While Norton appears able to quarantine this infection, it reappears on each re-boot and I would like to rid myself of it once and for all if possible. All my research seems to indicate that I need to repair the MBR in which this trojan resides to completely clean my system.
Because I utilize an outboard back-up drive with updated mirror images of my system drive as well as full file backups, I deleted my recovery partition long ago. I do, however, still have my original recovery disks which I burned when I first purchased my PC.
Could I utilize the secondary drive on this system (which is mostly empty space anyway) to install a full OEM-level recovery on that drive using the recovery disks and then somehow use the original MBR from there to repair the corrupt MBR on my main system drive?
Thanks in advance for your help and guidance.