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Bios Virus Protection

by jackfrost64 / September 21, 2004 1:44 AM PDT

When Looking over my Bios setting noticed one for virus protection. This is set to off. IS this right or should it be turned on? Thanks in advance.


Richard

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Re: Bios Virus Protection
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 21, 2004 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Bios Virus Protection

Richard,

It is fine to set the BIOS virus protection to "On". It basically prevents the BIOS from being "written to". It's best to configure all your hardware FIRST, then enable the BIOS virus setting. If there is ever a need to "flash" the BIOS ,etc., it will be necessary to turn it "off" temporarily.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Bios Virus Protection
by Mark5019 / September 21, 2004 6:33 AM PDT

i turn it off as i think its an old standby you cant install nada with it on?

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