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Nail.exe, pokapoka62.exe etc. QUESTION


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MikeMan91389

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Ok, so I have the pokapoka62.exe virus, and a few others.

Since I can't chance connecting my computer to our network (my mom works/lives on the internet) i don't wanna go through posting my HJT log and dling ewido and stuff.

A quick question:

When I first got the pokapoka62.exe virus, I did some research, and some guy was saying that even after reformatting/delete partition, he would still get the virus as soon as he reformatted.

He said somethin like it was in the BIOS or something, i don't really know.

Anyways, if I reformat, will it get rid of the viruses?
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bump, this is an easy question to answer...


is it possible to get virus's stuck in your HD that are unremovable by deleting partition, and can you get viruses in RAM?
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Hi MikeMan91389 and Welcome to Geeks to Go.

Although its technically POSSIBLE to get a virus stuck in the master boot record of a hard drive, its been a VERY long time since I or any of the staff members have seen one there. As one staff member puts it: "I haven't seen one... well, since the creation of NT." -- Which was quite a while ago.

As for getting stuck in RAM, thats a definate NO.
As long as your mom's computer is properly protected and updated, there shouldn't be any chance of infecting her by connecting to download Ewido and post a HijackThis log here.

BUT, if you insist on formatting, then YES, the virus will be deleted along with everything else.
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