Boot Virus.

  mawu 09:58 06 Apr 2003

My computer is infected with a boot virus and i am finding it hard to delete it.I formated the hard disk and reinstall it to its pre-install state yet the virus would not go.A message comes up saying Trend Chipaway virus has detected a boot virus on your hard disk, visit trend micro site. This i did ,downloaded the antivirus run a check through the system and it found no virus.The next day i bought Norton Anti virus installed it and run a system check yet stil it could not dedect the boot virus.Can any one please help me solve this problem?.

  Brian-336451 10:03 06 Apr 2003
  Brian-336451 10:05 06 Apr 2003

click here

Look at the above as it tells you what to do. Disregard my previous.

  Brian-336451 10:10 06 Apr 2003

Have you booted using the NAV cd? You can alter the bios to look to the cd to boot first, that will allow you to clean boot.

Or have you access to NAV floppy made on a clean machine?

Just thoughts, in no particular order, persist, you will win.

  BlueMeanie 20:15 08 Apr 2003

Agree with the above comments, you need to start the computer from cold with a working boot disk, ESSENTIAL. Do not let the PC boot into windows or via its own hard drive.

Then run a virus scanner to remove.

I like F-Prot click here ,
free of course, download the scanner and then download the latest virus definitions.

Regards and good luck.

Also FDISK /MBR might also remove any boot sector virus.

  AudioVic' 02:30 09 Apr 2003

Try this!

Boot from W98 start up floppy.

type at prompt:

fdisk /mbr

this will restore the Master Boot Record.

  AudioVic' 02:38 09 Apr 2003

You may not have a virus!!!!

Trend Chipaway will give a warning on installation of windows.

It thinks windows is a virus!

during boot up, hit DEL key, go into bios and disable Trend chipaway!

  AudioVic' 02:44 09 Apr 2003

If you have Award bios and it is password protected, the usual password is:


it is case sensitive, all capitals and a space between AWARD and SW.

Even performing fdisk /mbr may be treated by trend as a virus, as will normal fdisk for partitioning purposes.

All the best.

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