Bootable windows contains virus

  1.    04 Feb 2017 #1

    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. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       04 Feb 2017 #2

    Have you tried to remove the viruses?

    Something like Malwarebytes from
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  3. Posts : 562
    Win 10 Pro, 18219 (Skip) 64bit
       04 Feb 2017 #3

    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


    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

    mikelferdinan said: 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. dencal's Avatar
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       05 Feb 2017 #6

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