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boot sector

The first sector on a hard disk and in every disk partition. In a partitioned storage device such as a hard disk, the boot sector contains the "partition table." In a non-partitioned device such as a USB drive, the boot sector contains the "volume boot record" (VBR). See master boot record, partition table, MBR disk, GPT and boot.
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VirusScanner Pro - Advanced virus protection allows users to scan for an array of viruses, including Boot Sector, Macro, Trojans, and Worms, in real-time or on demand.
All the content, including boot sector and partition table on the master drive, will be copied onto the destination drive sector by sector.
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When computer viruses first originated, common targets were executable files that are part of application programs and the boot sectors of floppy disks.
The report recommends that organizations protect all data on all portable devices with full-disk encryption, which encrypts almost everything on the disk, including file names, temporary files, boot sectors, etc.
Users may also now exclude memory, boot sectors and objects executed on system start up from real-time protection.
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