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Old 06-26-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Can a virus save to places other than the hard-drive?
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Yes sir. Some like to even overwrite the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) information.

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Old 06-26-2007, 10:49 PM   #3
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Yes, it's possible. I've heard it's also possible for some advanced viruses to switch between partitions, although I'm not sure if that's actually true or not.
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May I ask what has brought upon this concern?
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May I ask what has brought upon this concern?
IM assuming he might 'possibly' be infected with some variant of a worm/virus.

Boot sector viruses can also erase the computers CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor)

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IM assuming he might 'possibly' be infected with some variant of a worm/virus.

Boot sector viruses can also erase the computers CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor)

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That's my guess.

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looks like you've disabled Pming. Your not in trouble, I promise.
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okay, so if it is infected somewhere other than the hard-drive, how can i remove it?

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okay, so if it is infected somewhere other than the hard-drive, how can i remove it?

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Thats the point. If a virus or worm is written to attack or over write the CMOS or the BIOS it 'usually' makes the system 'completely useless'.

What makes you think you have something like this on your system in the first place? Is it acting funny? Doing weird things anything like that?

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