if i reset my whole system willit ge rid of all the viruses i have on it at the moment?

7 Answers

  • G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Before you do a sysytem restore try these scans.

    All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It will remove the viruses, but you will be starting from scratch when you are done. You should get a virus scan and find out what it is. Do you know if it is Malware, Spyware, or a virus. Malware is a pain in the butt, and very hard to get rid of, but I found an interesting way to get rid of it. Spyware and viruses are pretty easy to get rid of with the proper software!

    I wouldn't recommend that you reboot your computer if you have allot of work, pictures, or things you might miss. If you choose to reboot, make a backup disc of things you would like to keep!

  • Sue
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Why do you think you have viruses on your system?

    Have you done a proper virus check and if so why not just remove them or quarantine them with the virus checker?

    I do hope you are not confusing spyware with viruses?

    Reformatting to get rid of spywear is like using dynamite to destroy a mouse. Another mouse is going to come back and you are going to have to rebuild.

  • 1 decade ago

    Only if you reformat the hard drives prior to reinstalling the OS

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  • 1 decade ago

    with refomat from the restore or windows cd..yes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    just go to .....microsoft live "onecare" scan

    they "will" remove all virus etc, "free".

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