Restore partitions and viruses

  keewaa 11:12 11 Nov 05
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Having just looked into the hidden Dell utility partition on my PC, and reinstalled everything, I was wondering why these hidden partitions are not open to viruses. Especially with the latest Sony Rootkit scam & virus, are these manufacturers hidden partitions totally safe from viruses?

Have any previous viruses managed to infect them, will any future. It seem that instructions for restoring / reinstalling are written as if these partitions never need to be checked or deleted due to viruses, and it's only the main C, D ... partitions that are affected?

Can anyone shed any light on this area?

  keewaa 17:48 11 Nov 05

Anyone know?

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