New Wild Theory: Windows Virus infects the Shadowed Copy of The BIOS !

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Skybuck The Destroyer, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Hello,

    Does the Asus A8N32-SLI Motherboard/BIOS copy itself into System RAM
    like old computer do ?

    If so then this new kinda wild theory should be possible:

    1. The computer boots.

    2. The uninfected bios is loaded into ram. (Shadowed)

    3. Windows is started.

    4. Some kind of windows virus infects the shadowed bios in RAM ?!

    5. Somehow the "infected/corrupted" bios DAMAGES the hardware ?!

    Ofcourse it could also simply be a windows memory corruption bug ?!

    So shadowing something essential as a bios seems DANGEROUS and unwise
    for system stabilitiy ?!?!?!? ;) :)

    Ofcourse anyhting could be infected... however the bios is pretty
    critical.. if infected it could actually DAMAGE hardware ?!

    That's kinda harder to do with simple application software... to that
    might be possible too...

    KEEP OUT BADDIES IS GOOD =D

    LOL.

    Seriously though:

    The bios menu did not have a "shadow" option...

    So what is the thruth... is the bios shadowed or not ?????? strange...

    Bye,
    Skybuck.
     
    Skybuck The Destroyer, Jun 12, 2007
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  2. Skybuck The Destroyer

    mr deo Guest

    > So what is the thruth...

    that you wouldnt understand the truth....
    If your worried about virus's infecting the bios, then turn on the option in
    the bios settings that will warn you if something trys to mod the bios....
    you'll get a beep and a big box popping up saying (do you want to overwrite
    bios) or something similar.....
     
    mr deo, Jun 12, 2007
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  3. From: "Skybuck The Destroyer" <>

    | Hello,
    |
    | Does the Asus A8N32-SLI Motherboard/BIOS copy itself into System RAM
    | like old computer do ?
    |
    | If so then this new kinda wild theory should be possible:
    |
    | 1. The computer boots.
    |
    | 2. The uninfected bios is loaded into ram. (Shadowed)
    |
    | 3. Windows is started.
    |
    | 4. Some kind of windows virus infects the shadowed bios in RAM ?!
    |
    | 5. Somehow the "infected/corrupted" bios DAMAGES the hardware ?!
    |
    | Ofcourse it could also simply be a windows memory corruption bug ?!
    |
    | So shadowing something essential as a bios seems DANGEROUS and unwise
    | for system stabilitiy ?!?!?!? ;) :)
    |
    | Ofcourse anyhting could be infected... however the bios is pretty
    | critical.. if infected it could actually DAMAGE hardware ?!
    |
    | That's kinda harder to do with simple application software... to that
    | might be possible too...
    |
    | KEEP OUT BADDIES IS GOOD =D
    |
    | LOL.
    |
    | Seriously though:
    |
    | The bios menu did not have a "shadow" option...
    |
    | So what is the thruth... is the bios shadowed or not ?????? strange...
    |
    | Bye,
    | Skybuck.

    Any connection to a virus is false and FUD.

    Please don't create rumours !

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 13, 2007
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  4. Skybuck The Destroyer

    Garrot Guest

    On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 03:40:37 -0700, Skybuck The Destroyer
    <> wrote:


    >The bios menu did not have a "shadow" option...
    >
    >So what is the thruth... is the bios shadowed or not ?????? strange...
    >
    >Bye,
    > Skybuck.


    No, it is not. Some mb's still have that option but you are just
    asking for trouble if you enable it.
     
    Garrot, Jun 13, 2007
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