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Stupid Mistake leading to (presmably) BIOS Virus that doesn't let me use Windows

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by dysxqer, Apr 4, 2010.

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    dysxqer Thread Starter

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    Hey there,

    So, I put too much trust in a keygen (not sure why I did it, but I feel stupid) and upon using, my computer got the "Your computer has been infected!" message, followed by immediate freezing and shutdown. Upon rebooting, Windows tries to boot, but after the loading bar, blue screens. I was able to boot in safe mode, but that's it.

    Next, I tried to just reinstall Windows since I didn't have much info on there that I needed. I installed Ubuntu and took the files I needed from the Windows partition, then formatted that partition. After, I tried to boot from a Windows TinyXP boot CD. I got a message saying the CD was unbootable or whatever, and I thought maybe the CD was messed up. However, I tried booting from CD on another computer and it worked just fine. Now, since Windows is deleted and I can't boot from TinyXP, I can only assume that it's a BIOS virus.

    Also, I can boot from an Ubuntu Live CD just fine, so the virus seems to only target Windows. I tried to flash my bios, but I need to run a .exe, so that is pretty much impossible (WINE won't run it). What are my options?
     
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    Is it fair to bump now?
     
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