I Have harddisk seagate PATA 40 gb and it is fully infected by virus .But main problems is that when i partition and formatting this hard disk it's show success fully completed but same condition all parttions and datas are still there .i tried Seatools low level formattiong but its same. seatools is showing harddisk is security freeze locked.How can I remove that ?
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Short for <i><b>M</b>aster <b>B</b>oot
<b>R</b>ecord,</i> a small <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/program.html">program</a> that is
executed when a computer <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/boot.html">boots up</a>.
Typically, the MBR resides on the first <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/sector.html">sector</a> of the <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/H/hard_disk.html">hard disk</a>. The
program begins the boot process by looking up the partition table to
determine which <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/partition.html">partition</a>
to use for booting. It then transfers program control to the <i>boot
sector</i> of that partition, which continues the boot process. In <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DOS.html">DOS</a> and <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/Windows.html">Windows</a> systems,
you can create the MBR with the FDISK /MBR command. <br /> An <i>MBR
virus</i> is a common type of <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/virus.html">virus</a> that
replaces the MBR with its own code. Since the MBR executes every time a
computer is started, this type of virus is extremely dangerous. MBR
viruses normally enter a system through a <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/floppy_disk.html">floppy disk</a>
that is installed in the <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/floppy_drive.html">floppy drive</a>
when the computer is started up. Even if the floppy disk is not <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/bootable_diskette.html">bootable</a>,
it can infect the MBR. <br />
It means that the Seagate hard drive is near death. Backup all your data immediately, create a recovery cd starting from the recovery partition situated on your disk (if you haven't done this before or you weren't provided one when you bought it), replace the hard drive and reinstall.
Yes it is possible but it may not fully remove the virus, it depends upon the type of virus infection.
If you have not installed a virus protection program, then this makes your task more difficult.
I would try a WEB base virus removal program first, provided you can connect to the Internet. Try these WEB base virus links first and if successful then install a virus program.
WEB-based Virus Scan
Trend Micro housecall http://housecall.trendmicro.com symantec - Norton Security Scan http://security.symantec.com
If all fails then you need to format your hard disk and install Windows again together with the computer's device drivers and your programs.
You can Reformat the system and REMOVE all partitions. Windows setup will create a new partition from available drive space. If you need to save your data,You can also use a utility like partition Magic and resize the partition. There is a trial version available at no charge. just google "partition magic"
My preferred solution is GParted. You can download this LiveCD and boot from it. The interface is fairly simple to understand. NOTE: It is important that after you resize a Windows partition you boot it up right away and allow it to scan the disk.
If you are comfortable in booting the system in dos mode and running dos commands, The hard disk can formated through it. If not then you can download a Partition Manager software (trail version link ) Using which you redistribute the data into different drives or Add/delete drives.
download a43 a file manager
run a43.exe and use it to explore your computer check the "hidden file" option and look for an autorun file delete the autorun file reboot and check with a43 again if the autorun.inf file is still present on your harddisk then you have an infection\\