Chipaway Antivirus

Question:when I start up my computer as it is scaning everything I receive a highlited sentence that says
"Trend-chipaway virus[R] on Guard Ver1.63A
Then at the bottom of the page I get another sentence that is highlited that says press F1 to continue and I do and everything continues on as normal. What is this virus alert about and how do I eliminate it? Thanks for any help.

Answer: Trend-Chipaway is antivirus "protection" built into the system BIOS. This can trigger false virus alerts when it doesn't recognise the operating system that you have installed.

It can be disabled by going into the BIOS. Next locate the Virus Scanning feature. For machines with AMI BIOS, this is under the Advanced menu heading. For machines with Award BIOS, check the Anti Virus Protection heading.

Locate Trend ChipAway Virus or Anti-virus option and change or toggle its setting to Disable.

Without making any further configuration changes, save the new settings and restart the computer.

Finally, to properly protect your system from viruses, make sure that you have a good antivirus program installed on your computer and that you keep the signature files up to date.


This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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