Boot Sector Virus Tags: New Build Virus Boot Cmos Systems Last response: February 17, 2011 10:48 PM in Systems Share arcdjt February 17, 2011 12:52:00 PM Hello, Well I was reading about the sttements that Boot Secotr viruses are not that prevalent anymore. I disagree, over the last year I have had to disinfect 3 computers that have had CMOS infections. A very complicated process and one that requires a full scrub of the hard drives, a reset of the cmos, possible flash of the cmos if required, and reload of the total system. The Process: Formt the Hard Drive. Reset Cmos - If you have a virus the startup screen will indicate that the Cmos Checksum is not correct and that the system reset to the Cmos defaults. Effectivly scrubbing your Cmos settings. Install Clean Hard Drive Install Operating System Install Virus Protection Software Run the system for a few days, say running virus scans. No Blue Screens or crashes you are good. Second Options, Same as Above Except Flash the Bios with the latest Bios Version from the motherboard provider. More about : boot sector virus | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove joelmartinez February 17, 2011 9:13:42 PM What exactly is your question? | Report abuse christop February 17, 2011 10:48:36 PM Never had that happen. Were the computers from 95? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Boot Sector Virus> Related ressources: ForumHelp! I have a Boot Sector Virus ForumHAVING PROBLEM WITH BOOT SECTOR VIRUS ForumP4C800-E Boot Sector Virus Protection Forumhow can I remove a boot sector virus ? ForumBoot sector virus in Windows 2000 ForumPossible Boot Sector virus : what to do? ForumBoot Sector Virus ForumVirus In the boot Sector ! Forumboot sector virus ForumPossible Boot Sector virus : what to do? Forumis this virus or me ;D partision table and boot sector changed ForumBoot sector virus /BIOS problem? ForumDrive Image 2002 seems to detect Boot Sector virus ? ForumHow to kill a boot sector virus ForumThe second NTFS boot sector is unwriteable (XP Home edition) ForumNew Build, any good? ForumPC sometimes fails to boot ForumNew PC doesn't boot Forum[Solved] Boot up problems ForumSystem takes two attempts to boot. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !