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Blondeheat

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NYB boot virus on bran-new hardrive!
« on: July 02, 2006, 08:04:32 PM »
I have a bran-new hardrive that was brought  to me to format. The owner attempted to do this, but instead managed to infect it with a boot virus. What can I do. I can get no further than the warning message when I insert a boot disk which states "remove disk now to avoid boot virus infection". Please help! Thanks.

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Re: NYB boot virus on bran-new hardrive!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 08:13:02 PM »
Hi Blondeheat,

Resize your avatar, it is way too big.  Then read about NYB boot virus and its removal from here:
http://www.softpanorama.org/Malware/Malware_defense_history/bootvir.shtml

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Re: NYB boot virus on bran-new hardrive!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 10:34:23 AM »
I find it rather strange that you might get infected by a boot-time virus these days.
Can you describe exactly the symptomps, please?