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I have a computer running Windows XP Pro.

It has one 40Gb HDD with one partition, (also has Dell's 31Mb Diagnostic partition)

I ran Command Anti Virus and it picks up an MBR virus.
I ran Norton AV and it picks up nothing.

Now I have found a bunch of utilities for fixing MBR viruses, reneweing MBR and cleaning Track 0.

But when I boot from floppy it cannot see my HDD to do anything with it.
Is this because it's NTFS?

Anyway, any Utils that will work for NTFS?

The virus does not seem to be live as I cannot get it  to infect a floppy no matter how hard I try
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by:NRay7882
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Do you know the exact name of the virus, rather than it just attacks the MBR? There are a number of viruses that attack the Master Boot Record, and Monkey & AntiExe are just a few. If you know the exact name of the virus, I can help you out better.
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by:snicoll72
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no.....stupid Command AV which finds it does not tell you, just says it has disifected an MBR virus.

As I said Norton does not find it.
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by:snicoll72
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no.....stupid Command AV which finds it does not tell you, just says it has disifected an MBR virus.

As I said Norton does not find it.
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by:lkicker78
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http://www.nod32.com/download/download.htm

Will work for NTFS.

Get the XP version.  Also, make sure that virus scan is disabled in BIOS during boot before you run any floppy anit-virus program.

Good Luck.

More info:

http://home.attbi.com/~teachcte/comp-rel/general/mbr-xp1.htm
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Just a thought; maybe you don't have a virus at all: Some anti-virus programs have a feature called 'heuristics'. This basically scans files for virus-like code, and some heuristic programs can be completely paranoid, and will detect 'viruses' in anything from compression techniques, to completely legitimate programs that are used to write information to Windows files, and the MBR.

Maybe it's just a paranoid heuristics routine that's your problem. I say try another virus scanner, like AVG from http://www.grisoft.com just to be sure :)
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by:snicoll72
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Apologies for delay.

It was indeed heuristics and not a virus. Thanks.
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