3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 8:36 AM by Regis

    Clean infected machines

      We are mid size bussiness to support 400 machines over 20 locations. 25% of those machines are infected by high end malware ( BIOS rootkits). Which product is the best to help us clean those machines? Which is the best method to use? Please give us a solution.


      Thanks a lot.

      Hope to hear from you soon.

        • 1. Re: Clean infected machines

          This looks very much like it belongs in the Business section. If you don't already have McAfee, the best place for it to start with is probably in the General Discussion section.


          The full path you want is McAfee Communities > Business > Business General Discussion



          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 05/01/11 9:43:32 EST AM
          • 2. Re: Clean infected machines
            Peter M

            Moved to Malware Discussion > Corporate User Assistance as possibly more appropriate than Community Help.

            • 3. Re: Clean infected machines

              Amy, sorry to hear it.  Those machines are going to need to be re-imaged and their BIOS's flashed.  There's no way around it, I'm afraid.  No AV vendor is going to be able to reliably clean up anything like that.


              LANDesk and Altiris (now owned by Symantec) both have fairly comprehensive systems management suite that once installed can facilitate remote and mass re-imaging.  McAfee doesn't really play in this space yet, best I can tell, which is perhaps why the only help you got here was moving the thread somewhere else.


              As for the BIOS re-flashing... that may be something that has to be done in person at the console. 


              For the benefit of others who support such environments, I'd love to hear some lessons learned from this infection and some details on it.  It sounds extremely nasty.