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MBR Virus - pls see pic attached

Posted on 2011-09-15
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I ran MS security essentials.
I finds the bug (see screen shot) then it wants to reboot to complete the cleaning.

On reboot - same.

Im now running an AVG boot disk from a dos screen.
Im wondering will that do the trick?

What say you?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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You forgot to attach the screen shot...
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Dooh .......

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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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What is your OS? You should try and fix your mbr (fixmbr).

But: backup your important data first to external storage and scan that backup later once you've fixed your system.
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Win XP.

What the chances I loose my data?
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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I never take chances. You've been infected, MS Security Essentials cannot remove the virus/trojan. Backup your data first is my recommendation.

Fixing the master boot record can be done by booting from your XP CD and going into the Recovery Console, logon and typing fixmbr on the command prompt.
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Ok.  It worked fine !  Will award points to you.

Situation Im in.

Hdd1
Ive a new install of XP with no personal data ( had mbr bug) / now fixed.
Hdd2 (cloned copy of users hdd)
Win vista - user reports a bug / bugs.

Im hoping to use GetDataBack for NTFS to find missing files/folders since viruses hit that drive.
Used it before and it good.   I may have removed some/all bugs from hdd2.  Time will tell.  

Questions.
Could that MBR bug on hdd1 have originated on Hdd2 and jumped over? (very likely?)
Hdd2 - Its Vista - so can I use the same method if I need to to remove a MBR bug on it?


 

 
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got all the data back :-)
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