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New MBR rootkit infection thwarts repair efforts – By Paul Mah

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is warning Windows users of new malware that embeds itself into the Master Boot Record. Called Win32/Popureb.E, it makes use of an unusual rootkit technique to thwart standard recovery attempts. MBR infections were common in the past, and entail the hiding of malware in the first sector of the hard disk drive […]