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NYB Virus
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:04:33 PM »
Lets start out with this:
Each and every one of my computers has something wrong with it. (each and every computer that is mine, and not having to be shared, and this excludes my good laptop)

Now, I have run across a NEW! wonderful problem.
Almost EVERY floppy disk I have has a messed up boot sector.
If I insert a floppy disk, it will show as if its infected with a virus, however, its not...
[highlight]I would like to make this clear now, I DO NOT HAVE A VIRUS[/highlight]
(as I'm too good for a virus)

All it takes to get this supposed "virus" is the insertion of a Windows 3.0 disk OR DOS 4 disk upon boot.

When I start my computers in safe mode, I get "Your computer may have a virus" from Windows.
(mainly one computer that tells me that)
When I open a floppy disk, AVAST! Says that the disk is infected with a boot sector virus, does not remove the virus, but does not activate it...
When I use my McAfee Emergency Disk, it gives me the "NYB VIRUS" thing as well...
The only possibility of the Windows disks having the virus is if the previous owner inserted the Windows 3.0 setup disks while they had the virus...
This virus came out: Jan 15, 1995.
Information about the actual virus is here:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_880.htm

Why the heck is a Windows 3.0 disk causing all of this to happen?
(if you let me make another post, I will make it so this is a LOT less tedious to read.)

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Re: NYB Virus
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 02:05:17 PM »
Oh, and Avast says "Sample of the NYB virus", it doesent just say NYB virus, it says Sample before. Does that make a difference?

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Re: NYB Virus
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 07:06:08 PM »
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The only possibility of the Windows disks having the virus is if the previous owner inserted the Windows 3.0 setup disks while they had the virus...

As Rob said, that's how viruses were spread in the good old days!  :o