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.
detect and disinfect macro, boot sector
, and PE executable