Virus Checking

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Date: Wed Dec 30 12:51:47 1998

In a message dated 30/12/98 03:06:06 GMT Standard Time,

> For one thing, I've never gotten any virus. FOr the other, can't you get
> rid of boot sector virii w/FDISK /MBR? If not, what is a good way of
> getting rid of them?

fdisk /MBR is very dangerous unless you are absolutely sure what you are
doing. If the machine is affected by any virus which moves or encrypts the
partition table then this method will lose you all of your data. The same
will happen if you are using any disk remapping software such as DM to get
around size limits.

Received on Wed Dec 30 1998 - 12:51:47 GMT

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