October 7th, 2004, 02:40 PM
Actually, going back to the orginal posted question, there were reports from MessageLabs of several versions of Netsky and Bagle that had code that could be used to alter/destroy your Bios, yet was not enabled (or didnt operate correctly).
Fdisk /MBR works everytime
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October 7th, 2004, 05:47 PM
I believe that the "Magistr" virus also trashed the BIOS in some instances.
Once you have your problem sorted out I would suggest you check your BIOS and see if it supports MBR protection. If it does I would turn it on.
You sound as if you do not have a firewall? you should get one. The logs should show you if you are getting a bot attack.
If you use cable to connect to the internet, you should consider contacting your ISP and getting your IP address changed.
just a few thoughts
October 7th, 2004, 06:57 PM
somehow erase ur MBR and recreate it using any tool like fdisk.. Generally the viruses targetting MBR exhibit the behaviour of the system as told by u
October 15th, 2004, 02:15 PM
I do not have a static IP address so i reckon i should ring my ISP and get it changed but i was thinking that it couldnt be a bot as when i re formated C: and installed the O/S the virus was reckognised again as soon as i installed norton. This is why i think it has to be a virus in the BIOS. Im at college at the moment but as soon as i get home i will try fdisk MBR and see what happens. Also BAGLE rings a bell, i swear that this was one of the virus's that i have deleted ijn the past.
one more thing, i do have a firewall! two of them!
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