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Cleaning of Virus on a Win98 computer?

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August 2, 2012 3:15:32 PM

I have a Win98 computer with a boot sector virus. I've been trying to get rid of the virus on my own. I cleaned out the hard drive and reinstalled the OS twice, and both times, the virus was still present. Also, I made sure the start-up floppy was write-protected. In fact, the second floppy was created through an image downloaded from the internet. Is there any quick easy and inexpensive way to eliminate the virus? I wouldn't mind cleaning the hard drive again: the computer has no irreplacable data.
August 6, 2012 1:13:28 PM

MidnightDistort said:
If you have access to another machine with a virus scanner you can try hooking up the drive that's infected. Otherwise you might try this out http://antivirus.about.com/od/securitytips/a/bootsector...

I tried the SYS approach, but it didn't work. However, in spite of the data risk, I think Ill try the fdisk /mbr approach. I might have to wait until this weekend because I won't get to access the computer until then at the earliest. Thank you!
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September 19, 2012 4:29:11 AM

You'll have to FDISK /MBR the machine from a KNOWN CLEAN boot disk.


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