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Boot.tidserv.b- A *NASTY* virus!
Hello, my friends laptop has been infected with Boot.tidserv.b and it is probably the worst virus I have ever seen, and that is saying a lot. I work in a PC shop as a computer engineer so obviously, I deal with PCs that have nasty infections all the time. This virus has COMPLETLEY bricked my friends seagate momentus; MBR reset fails, low level format fails, format fails, wiping fails, DBAN fails, spinrite fails, active@killdisk fails and obviously, installing windows XP fails (big huge BSOD every time) This is by far the most malignant and relentless virus I have EVER seen. I docked the hardrive externally using my sata x dock built into my CM 690ii case and it copied itself directly to 0x80 on C:\ MBR sector, even with NIS 2011 (all definitions updated) on 'aggressive settings' on all variables including pre boot protection. It nearly bricked my SSD. Thankfully I was able to re-image my SSD and run NIS 2011 which after a couple of tries, removed it completely (Thank goodness!) Here is the link to the Symantec writeup of which I think is absolutely erroneous in it's statements of being a "low threat" and "easy to remove" http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2011-011801-4700-99 This root kit is exceptionally, extraordinarily hard to remove and is hugely, stupendously destructive! I would like a second opinion, would I have to buy in a new hard drive and a new copy of windows for my friend (License key and disc has been lost) or is there an obscure way to fix this MBR error?
Many regards; Cameron (Cametron)