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Boot Sector Virus

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#1 BanditFlyer


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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:50 PM

AVG said I had a boot-sector virus(C:\Q.exe). It recommended I run the PC from the disk I (should have) created when I installed AVG. I didn't create a disk.

I booted the PC to safe mode and just deleted Q.EXE. When I rebooted, at first, AVG didn't find the virus, but by the end of the scan it showed a read error on the boot sector of disk.The Partition table(MBR) is listed as 'ok'.

I'm trying to find a way to get the boot sector clean without reformatting. Any ideas?

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#2 acklan


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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:54 AM

you should be able to create the AVG rescue disks if you can access your system. Or is part of the rescue disk a snapshot of your MBR?
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:21 AM

Try the Ultimate Boot CD it has several virus scanners which should sort out the problem.

Customize UBCD there's a link at the bottom of here for a bat file that will update the virus defs for you before you burn the ISO.

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