Windows 10: Bootable windows contains virus
Bootable windows contains virus
There's some virus on my computer right know, and i like to reinstall my windows. Since i dont have any other computer to create bootable so it's safe to create bootable ISO from computer that contains virus ?
I kinda scare that virus also injecting to my flash drive while i create bootable.
Have you tried to remove the viruses?
Something like Malwarebytes from Malwarebytes.com
If you decide to Reset instead of virus removal, use the built-in Reset option which will completely reinstall Windows (no bootable device required) You have the choice to save or remove your files. May have to reinstall addons and some software.
It would be beneficial to the forum if you could describe the virus for future reference.
Retired ol' hound
Consider that the Windows 10 Reset feature is not intended for use in removing viruses.
Who knows what kind of virus, malware, Rootkit, etc. has infected the computer. You are probably not sure that system files are not infected.
If the virus/malware has infected the partition from which you will make the reset, the virus could just move right along with the reset. Your best bet would probably be to install from a bootable CD/DVD. However, an uninfected Windows computer with access to a CD burner is needed.
As Caledon Ken and torre asked, what attempts have you made to remove the malware? Has any program identified/described it?
Do you have a friend who has a computer or have access to a public computer?
Outside the Box
Open Settings, click on Update and Security, then Windows Defender......see attachment.
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