1.    04 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 43
    Windows 10 PRO

    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.
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  2.    04 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,628
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Have you tried to remove the viruses?

    Something like Malwarebytes from Malwarebytes.com
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  3.    04 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 388
    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.19 64bit

    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.

    Click Settings/Update&Security/Recovery/Reset

    It would be beneficial to the forum if you could describe the virus for future reference.
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  4.    04 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 553
    Windows 10 Home


    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?
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  5.    05 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 497
    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by mikelferdinan View Post
    i dont have any other computer to create bootable
    Do you have a friend who has a computer or have access to a public computer?
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  6.    05 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,501
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Try this.
    Open Settings, click on Update and Security, then Windows Defender......see attachment.
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