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kick

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boot someone out

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too big for your boots

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the act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment

the act of ejecting or the state of being ejected

a strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation

to be an advantage to

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the swift release of a store of affective force

protective casing for something that resembles a leg

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an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg

a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed

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the act of delivering a blow with the foot

cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

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Multipartite viruses: These viruses exhibit the characteristics of both boot sector and program file.
But the second time someone said we did, we hauled the system into the central library, ran a virus scanner on the PC, and sure enough, a virus poked its head out of the boot sector to proclaim our computer was stoned.
Products were tested for detection of standard, polymorphic, and in-the-wild - real world - viruses (both boot sector and file viruses), as well as for scan time and false positives on a clean hard disk.
4] Most boot sector viruses store the original boot sector in a free sector on the disk/diskette, which the virus then marks as bad.
They have succeeded in developing code that loads from the boot sector of the hard drive, stays alive while Windows boots up, then loads parts of itself and injects to the operating system when Windows is up and running, and manages to hide all this very effectively.
All the content, including boot sector and partition table on the master drive, will be copied onto the destination drive sector by sector.
When an infected file or boot sector is executed, the virus becomes active and can replicate.
com, today announced a family of hard drive enclosures which encrypt and decrypt the entire hard drive in real time, including boot sector, temp files, swap files and the operating system, without degrading system performance.
For example, these tools can edit the registry settings that prevent systems from booting, copy files from a dead system to removable media, repair partition table and boot sector errors, locate and salvage deleted data, remotely access systems for repair, change administrator passwords, monitor file and registry activity network-wide, and detect and defeat malware and other malicious code that proliferates in Windows environments.