Why is computer infected with a virus (by jonathan Mejia)


I put a boot Disk for win98 in and now I have a virus that wiped out my CD-ROM and DVD and my master and slave


This question was answered on October 22, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


This issue can be caused by any of the following conditions:

Your computer may be infected with a boot-sector virus such as the AntiCMOS.A virus

Your computer is running an anti-virus program

Your computer is using hard disk management software (such as Disk Manager, EZ-Drive, or DrivePro) for hard disk geometry translation These tools provide support for large hard disks (more than 1024 cylinders) when your computer's Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) does not support large hard disks

Windows Setup was unable to copy the system files to the hard disk

Security software has disabled access to drive C

Computer Is Infected with a Virus

Use an anti-virus program to detect and remove the virus, and then reinstall Windows Boot-sector viruses infect computers by copying information either to the boot sector on a floppy disk or the partition table on a hard disk During startup, the virus is loaded into memory Once in memory, the virus typically infects any non-infected disks that your computer is connected to..

By jonathan Mejia 10/22/2003

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 22, 2003