Hi guys, got this e-mail from a friend today asking for help. He lives a long way away from me so I'm not able to physically get to the machine itself. I've e-mailed him back asking for details of how exactly he caught it and told him to install some free anti-virus software. I've known of certain viruses that would corrupt or clear the BIOS but I don't know of any that would actually reside in the BIOS so to speak. Could it be living in the MBR? Would that be wiped after a format?