Bios Settings Specifically Virus Protection

  Lizzy F 10:13 26 Feb 2004
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If this is enabled does this mean that a virus can't write to the bios - ie if this is enabled I can't have a virus in my bios.

Regards

Lizzy F

  Jester2K 10:16 26 Feb 2004

It detects Boot Sector Viruses (well changes to it anyway).

It not really of any use these and its best switched off.

No you can't get a virus in the BIOS. Very rare viruses can wipe the BIOS but you'd be better off worrying about planes landing on your house thatn this type of virus...

  temp003 11:01 26 Feb 2004

Agree. Boot sector viruses used to be common but are now rare. In any event, you should rely on your antivirus rather than the virus protection in the BIOS (it's not a form of anti-virus detection, it's just write-protect so that it doesn't allow any changes to boot sector).

If you enable it, you must remember to disable it when you need to install an OS, or repair it (when you need the boot sector re-written).

Better leave it disabled.

  Lizzy F 17:51 26 Feb 2004

Thanks very much folks - you have put my mind at rest.

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