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Windows 7: Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Re - boot this Year Clean.

16 Jan 2011   #1
JMH

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Re - boot this Year Clean.

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It is that time of the year again to start anew. In terms of personal computers, the act of restarting the machine is called a reboot – an action that triggers execution of code from a special part of the disk called the Master Boot Record (a.k.a. MBR). As the year 2010 ended, I looked at some of the threats targeting the MBR.

Microsoft TechNet has this to say about the MBR:

“The MBR, the most important data structure on the disk, is created when the disk is partitioned. The MBR contains a small amount of executable code called the master boot code, the disk signature, and the partition table for the disk. At the end of the MBR is a 2-byte structure called a signature word or end of sector marker, which is always set to 0x55AA.”
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“The master boot code performs the following activities:
1. Scans the partition table for the active partition.
2. Finds the starting sector of the active partition.
3. Loads a copy of the boot sector from the active partition into memory.
4. Transfers control to the executable code in the boot sector.”
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