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Invasion into the bootsector

By gmedins ·
How do I get rid of 3 offensive pictures, which have surreptitiously insinuated themselves into my Windows 98 boot sector? Antivirus scans, including MS-DOS scans, come up negative. These pictures are visible just before the red "COMPAQ" letters upon booting, and they replace the "NOW IT IS SAFE TO TURN OFF THE COMPUTER", just before the shut-off. When turning off all items in the Selective Startup of the System Configuration Utility and rebooting, the pictures remain in place.

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by TheChas In reply to Invasion into the bootsec ...

It sounds like the pictures replaced the Windows Splash, or Logo screens.
In the root folder of the C drive, the file name is logo.sys
In the Windows folder, the file names are logow.sys and logos.sys

Remove the files, and then use system file checker (sfc) from the run menu to replace the logow.sys and logos.sys files from the Windows CD.

If you would like to know more about the Logo / Splash screens, there is a page on them at
www.annoyances.org

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by Still_learning In reply to Invasion into the bootsec ...

I agree with TheChas. This sounds like the work of a virus. Make sure that your signature file is current.

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