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DOS to Win98 LAN connection, and a virus issue

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  • LAN
  • DOS
  • Virus
  • Computers
  • Hard Drives
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
July 26, 2012 4:42:12 PM

Hello. I have a DOS-based computer without a hard drive, and it has been networked to other computers as a hard drive. Right now, it is connected to a Win98 computer. Unfornunately, the Win98 computer has a boot-sector virus, but, as long as any floppies are write-protected, the virus won't spread, and I think it won't transfer through a network, either. I have the software that can do a DOS<->DOS parallel port network connection, but that requires the Win98 computer to be in DOS mode. I will handle the virus when I have the money, because, when I tried to repartition the hard drive from a start-up disk, restart, format the hard drive, reset and reinstall the OS, the virus was still there. But that's not my major concern nowIs there a better way to do this, i.e. running the Win98 computer the Win32 mode?

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July 26, 2012 5:10:35 PM

see if you can run TDSSkiller to clean the bootsector/rootkit
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July 26, 2012 6:21:25 PM

Emerald said:
see if you can run TDSSkiller to clean the bootsector/rootkit

I just looked at it, but it isn't designed for Win98. :( 
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