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How do I get rid of the boot sector virus?

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Try to download spybot search and destroy its a good program for removing viruses cookies and things that arent good for your pc.. if u type spybot s&d into google u can usually find there website..its freeware so if ur on a site that says u have to pay for it it is not the correct one good luck

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Kinds of computer virus


from your question, what are the kinds of computer viruses, here is the detailed explanation:

Computermag-glass_10x10.gif viruses are generally defined as a program inputted into a computer that allows replication of the program installed. As it replicates, the program intentionally infects the computer, typically without even the user knowing about the damage being done. A virus, unlike worms or Trojan horses, needs an aid to transfer them to computers. Viruses usually take a large amount of computer memory, resulting into system crashes. Viruses are categorized to several parts based on its features.
Macro Viruses A macro virus, often scripted into common application programs such as Word or Excel, is spread by infecting documents. Macro viruses are known to be platform-independent since the virus itself are written in language of the application and not the messagebox_info.png operating system. When the application is running, this allows the macro virus to spread amongst the operating systemsmag-glass_10x10.gif. There are thousands of macro viruses that exists, and each are considered major threats. Examples of these viruses are: Melissa.A and Bablas. pc.
Network Viruses Network viruses rapidly spreads through a Local Network Area ( messagebox_info.png LAN), and sometimes throughout the internet. Generally, network viruses multiply through shared resources, i.e., shared drives and folders. When the virus infects a computer, it searches through the network to attack its new potential prey. When the virus finishes infecting that computer, it moves on to the next and the cycle repeats itself. The most dangerous network viruses are Nimda and SQLSlammer.
Logic Bombs The messagebox_info.png logic bomb virus is a piece of code that are inputted into a software system. When a certain and specific condition is met, such as clicking on an internet browser or opening a particular file, the logic bomb virus is set off. Many programmers set the malicious virus off during days such as April Fools Day or Friday the 13th. When the virus is activated, then various activities will take place. For example, files are permanently deleted.
Companion Viruses Companion viruses takes advantage of MS- messagebox_info.png DOS. This virus creates a new file with typically the messagebox_info.png .COM extensions, but sometimes the .EXD extension as well. When a user manually types in a program they desire without adding .EXE or any other specific extention, DOS will make the assumption that the user want the file with the extension that comes first in alphabetical order, and thus running the virus. The companion virus is rare among Windows XP computers as this particular operating system does not use the MS-DOS.
Boot Sector Viruses messagebox_info.png Boot sector viruses generally hide in the boot sector, either in the bootable disk or the messagebox_info.png hard drive. Unlike most viruses, this virus does not harm the files in the hard disk, but harm the hard disk itself. Boot sector viruses are uncommon at this day and age because these viruses are spread rapidly by floppy disks and not on CD-ROMs.
Multipartite Viruses Multipartite viruses are spreaded through infected media and usually hides in the memory. Gradually, the virus moves to the boot sector of the hard drive and infects executable files on the hard drive and later across the computer system

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I have a compaq presario c769us notebook pc with genune vista home premium init..recently i installed win7 an made it dual boot...every thing was fine ...later i deleted the win 7 partition ..anow i want...


internet security 2010 is a virus and it killed the boot sector, problem is that you need to format complete drive to get rid if virus, but you need your restore cd to re-install

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XP Keeps Rebooting at Startup


Hi,
Most likely it is your hard drive. There is a boot sector on the hard drive and when xp starts it looks for that boot sector. If that boot sector is damaged xp can't find it so xp reboots again...and again...and... Try a different hard drive and see what happens.

Hank

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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My computer has been infected with the Total Security 2009 virus.Does anyone have any idea how to get rid of it?


Download, install and run full scan with following

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

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Philips LS1400 - Boot Sector Virus switching itself off randomly


Richt click on the hard drive -> choose properties->In properties window click on tools tab->in error check column click on check now->just check both the check boxes on check disk window- then click on start->after check completes restart your computer

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Hurri virus


Hey there

Once you are infected of viruses then you wont be able to remove them compltely by doing some utilities.
You need to install some good Antivirus Program.

First of all check for what kind of viruses are affecting ur system by:

Because your virus leads to your system very slow as well as restarts itself without awaring you. It is caused by Worm and Trojon viruses. For making sure that ur system is suffering from virus go to tools in menu bar and check for folder. if the folder option appears to you then it is okay. again try to go to Task manager by right clicking on the tasl bar. If the task manager is also showing then you are not affected of viruses.

Try out QuickHeal Antivirus by downloading it from the following link:
http://www.quickheal.com

Download its trial version and then get it updated by connecting ur pc to the internet.
This antivirus program can remove all the viruses that are currently present in ur system.

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Jul 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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How we will repair the hard disk


Your antivirus program should be checking the boot sector for viruses. If it doesn't find any, and your machine boots fine, there's nothing else you need to do to the boot sector. The boot sector is also called the MBR - master boot record.

If there's something else you're trying to check it for, tell me what you're looking for.

Jul 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Assembelled Computer does boot to format


In Bios check for the option 'First boot drive 'and there select the drive which you will use when booting ..Now insert the bootable cd in that drive and it will boot............
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Jun 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Funnyust scandal


I have found several sites that refer to the same tool (remover.zip) which can be found here (amongst other sites):

http://conradmiguel.com/funny-ust-scandal

I do not have the "virus" and am not willing to open the zip file (just in case I am actually downloading a Trojan).

Give it a try. It seems from some of the other posts that I read that not even reformatting the hard drive will get rid of it. I had this same problem with the Dyfuca "virus" a few years ago and had to Zero the hard drive to start again (this removes everything from the hard drive including the boot sector - makes the hard drive like one just bought from the shop).

Good luck.

Apr 06, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Boot sector virus in harddisk


dear, scan with effective antivirus.if install antivirus does not work then install new other antivirus then watch its work or not because some antivirus does not work on some spacial virus that's why you have to install new antivirus. other wise there is no way to remove virus besides format hard disk.

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