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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Return of the boot-sector virus Reply with quote

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The developers of the GMER anti-root kit program have discovered a contaminant that makes itself at home on a hard drive's master boot record (MBR) and uses root kit techniques to hide itself on a Windows system...the recently detected contaminant first copies the original boot sector to sector 62 of the hard drive before proceeding to copy itself into the MBR and write additional data onto sector 60 and 61. The contaminant writes the root kit driver onto free sectors, usually the last sectors the drive. The code in the MBR then makes sure that the root kit driver is loaded...

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