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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    04 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,300
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Have you tried to remove the viruses?

    Something like Malwarebytes from Malwarebytes.com
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    04 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 338
    Win 10 Home Build 1703 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    04 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 551
    Windows 10 Home

    mikelferdinan,

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    05 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 459
    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    05 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,377
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Try this.
    Open Settings, click on Update and Security, then Windows Defender......see attachment.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails wdef.png  
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Bootable VHD's possible in Windows 10 Pro?
Can't seem to find an answer to this online... I can make a bootable VHD of Win 10 in Win 7 but nobody seems to speak up about making a bootable VHD of previous Windows versions in Win 10... Anyone know if it's possible? Cheers Looks...
Virtualization
Windows 10 no bootable device
I upgraded from windows 7 to 10 about 2 weeks ago, absolutely no issues, i was happy with everything. My computer had froze and i forced a shut down via power button. Upon starting again i was greeted with "no operating system found" I fixed...
Installation and Upgrade
Scanning a ISO File and Bootable Anti-Virus
I am downloading an ISO File from the official Microsoft Website (Windows 10 Insider Builds). My PC is infected which could result in the ISO File being infected and injected by a infection.. Can anyone help me to scan this ISO File before I install...
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Solved Windows 10 bootable USB
Hi, I've just upgraded. I was previously on 8.1 and frequently used System Restore and Backup to generate a recovery image of my windows installation. In the event that I ever needed to restore an image, I used a bootable recovery USB - if...
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:03.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums