Which function provides the SafeGuard Easy MBR protection?

  • Article ID: 108159
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2008

SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition

Server OS

Windows 2003 Standard Edition


Which function provides the SafeGuard Easy MBR protection? Does it protect the computer from MBR viruses?


The MBR protection function protects against viruses that attack the partition sector. If you have not selected "Ignore changes", the system checks the MBR for changes each time the system boots.

Following MBR protection options can set in the SafeGuard Easy administration:

Ignore changes:
No changes are made. The original MBR is not restored and the boot process continues without intervention.

Display menu
If the MBR has been changed, a menu is displayed in which you can select the following actions:

- Default Action
- Undo Changes
- Ignore Changes
- Keep Changes

Select Default Action to run the "Default action". Select Undo Changes to restore the original status of the MBR from the internal backup. If you select Ignore Changes, no changes are made. If you select Keep Changes the current MBR is left unchanged but the internal backup is updated. The check takes place before the user logon. The menu only appears after a successful logon. This prevents an unauthorized user from specifying what should happen in such a case.

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