AntiCMOS virus help please!

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BitterCloves

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I put a floppy disk containting pictures into my computer. As soon as I did I got a pop up saying I had the AntiCMOS virus and to run AVG to get rid of it.
(I think thats what it said) I really should have taken a screenshot.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_98045.htm

According to the MCAFEE site, it says nothing about the virus infecting Windows XP users.

What exactly is going on?


Right now i'm running AVG, and a Panda Online Scan.

Thanks guys
 
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If you didn't boot your system from the infected floppy disk, I'd say you're fine.

Taken from Mcafee web site.
The only way to infect a computer with an MBR/Boot Sector infector is to attempt to boot from an infected floppy diskette. The boot sector of the diskette has the code to determine if the diskette is bootable, and to display the "Non-system disk or disk error" message. It is this code that harbors the infection. By the time the non-system disk error message comes up, the infection has occurred. Once the virus is executed, it will infect the hard drive's MBR and may become memory resident. With every subsequent boot, the virus will be loaded into memory and will attempt to infect floppy diskettes accessed by the machine.
 

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rtty said:
If you didn't boot your system from the infected floppy disk, I'd say you're fine.

Taken from Mcafee web site.

Ummm what does boot mean? :eek:

I just put the floppy disk in the computer...and bam it says I have a virus.

:confused:
 
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Ummm what does boot mean?
It means to start a computer by loading an operating system from a floppy disk or from a hard disk.

Scan the diskette again with AVG and see what happens. :)
 

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