I wonder if Malware can circulate and operate on my computer in the same way as LoJack where it can not be removed by simply erasing the hard drive.

Hello!
If I understand it, when the LoJack software is loaded on
a computer (leave a CD/DVD) somehow or other, a change is made to
the BIOS chip. In turn, this translates into a situation that even if the
hard drive is wiped away, the product survives and can still call home.

Now, if LoJack for this, as I have suggested in the past, why not a
specifically designed * malware * do exactly the same thing if it was
planted on a CD/DVD which a user deliberately 'responsible' for an individual
goal? For example, a CD used to install drivers for a printer, or
Perhaps, a CD ordered by mail to install Windows XP SP2?

Serious question.

original title: LoJack for Laptops

You are quite welcome.

This is a COMPUTER security professional community and technology center of security that may be more useful.  Good luck!

http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc136632.aspx

http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/security/bb291012.aspx

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