I recently found that my hard drive has bad sectors in the neighborhood of 5000 per day.
ordinarily I would consider this to be a bad hard drive. Except that this hard drive is a
6 month old Western Digital 250 gb hard drive, that replaced a one year old Seagate 500 gb hard drive with the same problem. I originally saved my files from the first hard drive to an external hard drive and discarded the 500 gb Seagate. I then installed Windows Seven on the new HDD. Over the last six months I have had to access files on the the external HDD.
Today through a forum here bad sectors were discovered to be a problem creating internet connection issues.
My question is this. Is it possible to have a virus that would fill sectors on a hard drive and allow them to appear as bad blocks? At the same time remaining undetected by MBA-M and Eset?