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November 14, 2013 10:57 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #236615
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Hello jwh051,

Please try restore your MBR as described here

Should the infection be still present after restart, please provide us with new GMER anti-rootkit scan result and new AVG full computer scan result export.

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November 15, 2013 12:09 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #236670
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Will the MBR program further slow my system, and will it identify any infections? Also, if it does adversely affect my system (no boot) what then?
November 17, 2013 01:58 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #236728
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I just attempted to use the fixmbr feature of my XP disk. This is the message I received:

"Non standard or invalid master boot record.

Fixmbr may damage your partition tables if you proceed.

This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessable."

Now what? Is the downloaded fixmbr as dangerous as this?
November 21, 2013 11:49 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #236921
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Hello jwh051,

It just confirms what GMER result showed. I still recommend rewriting it (I expect that you didn't change MBR on purpose).

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November 21, 2013 17:16 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #236928
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I haven't changed anything. I didn't even know what the MBR is. So, if I run the fixmbr application, and I have to totally reformat my hard drive, lose data and programs, how is this an advantage? Is it possible I might be running out of virtual memory? Did any of the data I sent you indicate I have a virus in the MBR? Dont forget, my machine was built in 2002 with a Pentium 4 processor.
November 25, 2013 15:05 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #237059
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Hello jwh051,

Gmer result wrote
Disk \Device\Harddisk2\DR5 sector 0: rootkit-like behavior

You shouldn't lose any data, but you may consider backing up important data prior to MBR rewriting.

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November 26, 2013 11:22 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #237091
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What about my applications?
November 28, 2013 14:50 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #237229
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Hello jwh051,

What about my applications?

I don't think you will lose anything by rewriting MBR, but no one can guarantee it.

It is your choice. You can lose data any time (especially since your PC is infected).

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November 30, 2013 19:09 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #237318
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I ran fixmbr as advised, no apparent change. Still takes 5 - 6 minutes to boot. Ran GMER quick scan, and "rootkit-like behavior" message still appeared. Attempted to run full GMER scan, but system re-booted on its own, so any log file was probably lost. Tried rescue CD, still doesn't work. Now what? I ran the full AVG computer scan, the only items that were discovered were 3 broken signatures. It seems like everything I do, either doesn't work, or slows my system more.
November 30, 2013 21:25 Re: Rescue CD - Does Not Work #237324
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@ jwh051

OK, Just to keep you fully in the picture regarding AVG Team forum support.. For your further guidance/info please refer to the availability Announcement post @ the top of the Information forum area. Please bear in mind that it's also now the weekend [10:25pm Saturday evening] in Brno, Czech Rep..


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