Best way to remove boot sector virus Hurri?
Hello, my boot sector is infected with a virus called Hurri. My antivirus says so. The computer too just gets switched off by itself after I login or boot. This happens and after several on/off trials, the system startes working. Is it due to the Hurri? Then How can I remove this virus from boot sector. The problem is my antivirus AVAST has been used with boot scan and still it indicates the presence of virus in MBR? So anyone please guide in this regard.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A boot sector is the part of the hard drive that's accessed when the computer starts. A boot sector virus infects the boot sector, resides in memory and runs when the computer is booted. Boot sector viruses can prevent the computer from booting or from running Windows. They're usually spread by infected floppy disks.
Open the computer. Remove the infected hard drive. Install the hard drive in a computer with virus definitions that are up-to-date. Run a virus scan on the hard drive.
Download or purchase an anti-virus software package that includes a boot sector program. http://internet-secrity-bestfree-firewall.blogspot...
Put a bootable floppy disk in your floppy drive. Turn on the computer. At the "C:" prompt, type "cd" followed by the name of the folder where your anti-virus software is installed. Run a scan command from the folder. Follow the instructions to clean the virus. If the sector is still damaged, you may need to repair it with Windows.
Start your computer with the Windows CD. At the "Setup" screen, choose "R" to repair. Choose the version of Windows to repair. Enter the administrator password. At the "C:" prompt, enter "fixmbr."
Insert a Windows boot disk in the floppy drive. Turn on your computer. At the "A:" prompt, type "fdisk/mbr."
- Anonymous5 years ago
Don't listen to these guys, they clearly have no clue on what they're talking about. I am a developer at Microsoft so I know a thing or two about computers. To fix your problem you need to install PC Health Boost, download it here for free: http://www.pcboostcleaner.com
It's very light and it's the only antivirus/cleaner with a 99.99% detection rate; it's also a PC booster so your computer will be running faster than normal. Install it, hit run and problem solved. It shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes.
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- MBLv 61 decade ago
You can boot from a Live CD of Linux. Avira has a Rescue system you can burn to a CD and boot from it. It is Linux based.
Or you can reformat the drive and reinstall Windows, but you will lose all your files. If you do this use a third party diskwiper like Dban or Killdisk. You MUST have a full Windows Install CD to do this, a system restore disc will not reinstall on a clean drive.
- Anonymous6 years ago
CCleaner is basically a dedicated cleaner which cleans the unwanted files in your computer...for eg. when you download or open any file or site, at many places it is registered in your computer that is not needed by the computer to work.....its a wonderful software that frees unwanted space...
Norton is basically a dedicated anti-virus.....
I sugess to still install CCleaner
You can find a free download of ccleaner here http://bit.ly/1sJimp9