Re: Can a Virus Infect the BIOS?
- From: Art <null@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 23:52:58 GMT
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 21:58:57 GMT, Robert Baer
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 07:37:31 GMT, Robert BaerNo; a "good" BIOS virus will write one on the HD, so that if the BIOS
I am going to put a new hard drive in but was wondering.....
If the PC was infected with a virus, could my new hard drive get
infected from the BIOS?
It is possible, but i understand that boot viri are very rare these daze.
You're confused. Boot viruses affect sectors on hard drives, not the
was somehow "fixed", then the boot virus will rewrite the BIOS copy.
Just like some virii hide a copy in the registry garbage pile.
Three components: the running program, the HD file(s), and the
Delete any part and it will shortly pop back.
Almost as bad as the chicken and egg "problem".
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