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Virus's and Reformatting??

Post by rayster » 01-03-05, 4:46 pm

Question??...are the virus' that could be in your computer still their after a reformat?? :?: :?:
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Post by Nessus » 01-03-05, 5:58 pm

yes, some virii reside in the master boot record (MBR) to clean the mbr, use a reformat tool that does the job properly, the one that comes with windows installation cd's perform a low level format i think and do not touch the mbr, as a result virii can remain.

one would expect a dos style attack on the mbr: format /mbr or fdisk /mbr (can't remember which sorry :oops: ) to be what you need, just remember to format all other partitions before doing the mbr...

safe formatting! :D
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Post by rayster » 02-03-05, 5:52 am

hmm...where can i get one of those...my msn is knocked out yet again...but this time im still able to accaess Google from a different site...lol....pick up Avast AV ....it does the trick i guess found a few bugs already ,...damn bugs...grrr :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by DoggyDelicious » 06-04-05, 3:58 pm

don't talk to me about reformatting :evil:

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Post by v0id » 06-04-05, 5:26 pm

DoggyDelicious wrote:don't talk to me about reformatting :evil:


yeah what happened with that.... are you back to form now?
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Post by rayster » 15-04-05, 11:36 am

you got a new hard drive i presume doggie???...Im about due....mine is olddddd...although this western digital hard driive has given me less problems and lasted almost three times longer than my maxtor hard drive did,,and they say maxtors the best...haaa...what a F****** joke that is
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Post by v0id » 15-04-05, 2:00 pm

nothing wrong with Maxtor :? My 'puter has 2x60GB. Oh and an 80GB that the nice people at Seagate sent me as a replacement for my fuxored 20GB :p

IBM hard drives on the other hand..... big pile of poo, my 40GB wont be a master on a 'puter running Windows
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Post by rayster » 19-04-05, 1:06 pm

v0id wrote:nothing wrong with Maxtor :? My 'puter has 2x60GB. Oh and an 80GB that the nice people at Seagate sent me as a replacement for my fuxored 20GB :p

IBM hard drives on the other hand..... big pile of poo, my 40GB wont be a master on a 'puter running Windows



20GB's?...I didnt even know that they made them that small anymore
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