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had virus, tried everything except bios replacement. new hdd, new windows 7 install, still have virus.

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June 17, 2014 8:51:17 PM

old title ( had virus. tried all the tricks, except replacing bios chip. formatted fresh SSD with win7(also virgin), the only two things )
BIOS / mbr switcheroo virus. all updates and antivirus s/w becomes corrupted, switched, co-opted. remains on new sdd formatted 5 times in windows7 install. windows7 OEM never used or opened before. same with SSD. Any advice from grown ups, not low level IT grunts who believe if they haven't seen it it's imaginary. (sorry, but some of the responses here are remarkably uninformed)

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June 17, 2014 8:54:39 PM

also, manual circuit close flash on mb, 2 different types of bootable scanner on multiple formatted (quick and normal) USB Sticks formatted for boot image. stooges them all, comes back from dead. all I can tell you is it believes that it is 2009. a good year for virii.
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June 17, 2014 8:56:27 PM

Do Checkdisk/fix

Check with Seatools

Replace ssd

locate virus, change its name if you can't delete it. Use Avast if yours is no good.
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June 17, 2014 8:58:13 PM

Well if you can format the SSD, format it by deleting all the partitions and create a new one since if you did not delete those partitions there is a high chance that the virus is still there.

You can also do system restore which I think is good too.
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June 17, 2014 9:03:23 PM

did both. are you guys serious? reading level higher. would not post unless had already tried both. it owned avast duplicated and corrupted it to its own ends, then owned the bootable USB image, saw nothing, rewrote the logs or changed them to invisible font made of blank cursor blocks ( one of its favourite moves). I have done everything bar replacing motherboard. been at this for over a week, trying not to immolate past few years of music works..
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June 17, 2014 9:06:18 PM

doctorfishopolis said:
did both. are you guys serious? reading level higher. would not post unless had already tried both. it owned avast duplicated and corrupted it to its own ends, then owned the bootable USB image, saw nothing, rewrote the logs or changed them to invisible font made of blank cursor blocks ( one of its favourite moves). I have done everything bar replacing motherboard. been at this for over a week, trying not to immolate past few years of music works..


lol. I figured this guy would give a douche like answer. I only say get a new motherboard then....

Edit: Don't fall for random Facebook posts from your friends saying "SHOCKING VIDEO!! CLICK AND SHARE!!" or "YOU WON"T BELIEVE WHAT THIS FATHER DID TO HIS SON AFTER THIS".

Double Edit: Here ya go, all you had to do was do a simple google search on BIOS virus https://community.mcafee.com/thread/39954

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June 17, 2014 9:15:39 PM

One answer, much generalised, twatty malaise. A lack of specificity only illustrates that you should maybe be off posting to 'desperateyR3tarded' with their 'I put my install cd in upside down, HELP!!' Shit.
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June 17, 2014 9:18:15 PM

doctorfishopolis said:
One answer, much generalised, twatty malaise. A lack of specificity only illustrates that you should maybe be off posting to 'desperateyR3tarded' with their 'I put my install cd in upside down, HELP!!' Shit.


Did you even read the link I posted? If not stop being a twat to people giving you ideas IF YOU HAVE NONE YOURSELF!!

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June 17, 2014 9:22:19 PM

Windows Memory diagnostic tool. Frozen at pass 1 of 3 : 21% for the third time running! *small cake* I swear whenever anything is really busted up, all this shit just feels painted on. Any suggestions for a bootable partition manager that won't allow control to be taken from it in a 13ms master boot partition coup?
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June 17, 2014 9:43:16 PM

Have done half of the stuff on the Microsoft link, usually cannot get to repair, this time excuse was 'wrong version of windows' which is just daft. 2 things keep remaining. A 100mb system partition before I have even initiated the install showing up in the windows install drive list.. And in the bios, even with everything disabled and removed, bootable add in cards still being an entry in the bootable device list, in bios or separate bios accessory boot options. I'm sure one of these is really not normal, but is it to do with the secondary USB 3.0 loader that this crappy series of gigabyte z87 board have?
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June 17, 2014 11:21:28 PM

If you think its on your SSD and you can't shake it off, I suppose you need to get a new SSD.

If its in Bios then try a bios/cmos reset or if necessay re-install bios. If that doesn't wrk, get a new motherboard

I haven't heard of a virus you can't shake or a known one that gets past most AV's.

And I've never heard of one infecting bios.

But hey anything's possible.
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June 18, 2014 7:27:12 AM

Just out of interest, what makes you think you have a virus, other than you are having boot issues?

Use a CD booting partition manager and fully format the SSD, dont use the Windows 7 disk to do it. If on reboot the 100mb system partition is there then yea, ill bite, you may have a serious virus. Otherwise its just windows doing its thing.
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