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dugal_loop 01-03-2006 06:58 AM

Hidden viruses
 
hi

i was recently using a computer before this one and it got heaps and heaps of viruses, i think it had something to do with the firewall. My question is, after deleating everything including XP pro OS and startng again, will the computer be free of viruses, will they all be deleated?

thanks

Osiris 01-03-2006 07:21 AM

Yea, I doubt that you have a boot sector virus so you should be fine.

dugal_loop 01-03-2006 07:22 AM

whats a boot sector virus? and why dont you think ive got it?

just wondering

Osiris 01-03-2006 07:25 AM

Type of computer virus that infects the first or first few sectors of a computer hard drive or diskette drive allowing the virus to activate as the drive or diskette boots.

dugal_loop 01-03-2006 07:27 AM

How can i tell that i havent got it?

Amd2800 01-03-2006 08:38 AM

run a virus scan DUH

dugal_loop 01-03-2006 08:38 AM

lol

Osiris 01-03-2006 08:39 AM

u will know....

dugal_loop 01-03-2006 09:39 AM

cool thanks guys


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