Boot Sector Virus?

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pjblevin

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I just last week reformatted & reinstalled Windows on a person's Dell XP Desktop PC. The installation went fine. She had been having the usual problems of slowing down and being unable to connect to the internet, etc. When I looked at her PC, it was a mess......running sooooo slow.......stuff not working that should be working. That's why I reinstalled Windows. She just called me and said that she was having the same kind of problems as she was having before. I immediately started thinking about a possible boot-sector virus. Here's my questions: 1) How do I check for a boot sector virus. 2) And, if there is a boot-sector virus, how do I go about getting rid of it???

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pjblevin

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crushbone: What I need, to start with, is some way to find out if there's a boot-sector virus in her PC. Will Hijackthis provide this info?? I need specificity.......is there or is there not a virus in her boot sector. If there's not a virus in her boot sector, I know how to proceed.........but if there IS a virus in her boot sector, I don't have a clue about what to do.

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