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Trend Chipaway Virus

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#1 northern2011


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Posted 12 April 2011 - 05:29 PM

This is my first time posting here, and I have searched all the posts in relation to the Trend Chipaway virus, to no avail. When I boot I get the red screen that a virus has been found in bios, I disabled the Trend Bios antivirus to disable the screen temporarily so I can at least operate the computer. I have successfully rid two other virus, but this one keep being reported by MBR: PhysicalDrive0 which avast will not remove.

My mother board is ASUS a7A266 Rev 1.10
Some posts are referring to flashing the bios, and other referring to the program Combofix.

Both are not definitely a newbies task without some assistance, is there anyone that can assist in this daunting endevour.

Northern BC 2011

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#2 cookmiester


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:02 AM

Hello northern! I will be happy to assist you in this what could be a severe case. Your avast detects a MBR virus.

MBR is the Master Boot Record. This contains all info on which OS to boot, the hard drive it is installed in, stuff like that.

Avast may not be removing it, but quarantining it so it will not delete anything. I would like you to do the following:

Please download Malware-Bytes Anti Malware: http://dl.betanews.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe

Install it and update it, then, run a full scan, and post back the log file when the scan is completed


#3 wee-lamm


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

Northern, Chip-away by Trend Micro is a board level protection. You certainly should not be trying to remove it.

http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socka/m1647/a7a266/a7a266-104.pdf shows that Chipaway is part of the hardware installed on your Mainboard.

I suspect you have recently tried to flash your bios?

What was the last thing you did to your system prior to receiving this alert?

No offense to cookmiester, but it may improve your advice if you research the product before presuming to know the answer. Your course of action would not remove any malware and could potentially put the client machine at risk.

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