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Bootkit in the UEFI


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#1 never4givenever4get

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:30 PM

There is a bootkit present on the UEFI boot software for my computer. Replacing the hard -drive obviously did nothing to solve the issue. Is there any way to reset the UEFI partition on the hard-disk to get rid of the rootkit?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:17 AM

nvm


Edited by Virus_Research, 21 April 2017 - 07:19 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

nvm

The hard-disks' UEFI partition is probably infected somewhere....I am thinking that reformatting the disc should get rid of it......



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

But then again, if the UEFI itself resides on the flash rom, replacing the hard-disk won't get rid of it...So is it possible to reset the flash-rom to factory condition?



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:29 AM

what is nvm?

In doing some research on bootkits most articles lead to rootkits even when the subject matter was bootkits

A few weeks ago one of my friends computer was affected by some rootkits

Malwarebytes 14-day free trial discovered them and his computer is back to running like new again

--- I don't know if it makes a difference: He has legacy BIOS

--- However Since it saved his computer, I recommended he purchase it

This article might be helpful

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-portable-rootkit-removers/






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