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Windows 7: Motherbard query

19 Nov 2011   #1

Motherbard query

Can a virus infect the motherboard?????????????

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19 Nov 2011   #2

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

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19 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

As far as I know, a virus cannot infect the motherboard per se. They have, however, been known to infect the BIOS on the motherboard by overwriting some/all of the code in the BIOS (the code that automatically runs when you turn your system on, and which ultimately starts the loading/running of the OS). It is for this reason that I strongly recommend that the BIOS should be set to read-only mode by means of the jumper and/or BIOS setting (see motherboard manual), unless you are upgrading the BIOS code to a newer revision (and then it should be set back to read-only once the upgrade is complete).
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20 Nov 2011   #4


Thanks for replies,
Safety first, dump the Motherboard.
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20 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 SP1

Some Mboards have a dual BIOS - this should eliminate virus problems and cater for other BIOS problems too.

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