Can reinstalling windows remove virus Tags: Configuration Internet Explorer Virus Windows Vista Last response: January 27, 2013 9:39 AM in Windows Vista Share thelastevangelist January 26, 2013 2:44:52 AM Picked up an "FBI" virus on IE with WINDOWS VISTA, tried everything to remove, will reinstalling Vista get my pc working again? And will I lose any programs I had on there, I know I can get files off, but what about programs. More about : reinstalling windows remove virus phil22 January 27, 2013 9:39:12 AM re-installing the OS will rid your PC of most viruses, unless it's a deeply embedded boot sector virus. After re-installing the OS you will have to re-install any programs from the original installation files or CD. You cannot copy those existing programs to copy into your new OS installation. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I want to reinstall Windows 8 oem to get rid of viruses. I have to choose "Just remove my files" or "fully clean the drive" Forum Solvedafter reinstalling windows 8 i still have a virus that says WHEA uncontrollable error Forum How do I remove a ram cap on Windows 8.1 64-bit based processor but 32-bit OS without reinstalling windows? Forum SolvedNeed help removing windows 7, then reinstalling on a new mobo Forum SolvedIf I cancel Norton and reinstall Windows Defender in Windows 8.1, can I feel completely covered for anti virus, malware protec Forum How do I remove Windows XP Security virus? Forum How to remove winlogon exe virus in windows 8 Forum How to remove security tool virus on windows 7 Forum Just reinstalled windows after having a virus but not getting all my drivers I had before? Forum SolvedWindows 7 Home Premium Reinstallation Virus Forum SolvedHow to remove Linpus Linux 3.6.0 and reinstall windows 7 Forum SolvedCan anyone tell me how to remove windows 7 os completely from my computer, and then re-install? Forum "Remove everything and reinstall windows" function on windows 8.1 erase all hard drives or just the one it's stored on Forum Does "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" option format drives other than the one having windows? Forum Will refreshing my Windows 8 remove viruses? Forum If i removed virus win32/folstart by windows essential security will the data be lost Forum Help, need advice on a VIRUS and windows 8 reinstallation Forum Removing Second Hard Drive And Reinstalling Windows Forum SolvedSYSTEM.exe virus Help to remove PLease Forum Can my damaged wireless be fixed by removing and re-installing windows xp pro Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !