Windows 10: Best, easiest and safest way to start over

  1.    08 Apr 2018 #1

    Best, easiest and safest way to start over


    Hello friends.
    About a month ago, I got some insidious malware on my laptop.
    I thought I got rid of it with several antivirus and antimalware products.
    However I must not have eliminated completely, because today it got back (showing me ads, running strange processes, etc).
    So I was wondering if any kind soul can tell me the easiest (from a computer illiterate perspective) way to start over with windows 11.
    Do I download an iso from Microsoft ? Do I use windows refresh option? Something else?
    I don't have any programs or documents that I'd regret loosing.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    09 Apr 2018 #2

    Security wise, it would be best to erase disk totally with something like this: Download Dariks Boot and Nuke - MajorGeeks one pass should be quite enough in such case.
    Next one to use a partition manager on a live CD/USB like: Download GParted Live - MajorGeeks to delete all the partitions.
    Easiest would be to download windows using MCT (Media Creation Tool) Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials boot from it and during setup/installation delete all partitions and let windows make what's necessary.
    Any other data holding devices like removable USB sticks and disks should also be sanitized because they may also be infected.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    09 Apr 2018 #3

    It may be worth waiting a week until the new spring update is out as ISO so you install the latest version thus saving massive update
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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