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" solution Solvedafter reinstalling windows 8 i still have a virus that says WHEA uncontrollable error solution How do I remove a ram cap on Windows 8.1 64-bit based processor but 32-bit OS without reinstalling windows? solution SolvedNeed help removing windows 7, then reinstalling on a new mobo solution SolvedIf I cancel Norton and reinstall Windows Defender in Windows 8.1, can I feel completely covered for anti virus, malware protec solution How do I remove Windows XP Security virus? Forum How to remove winlogon exe virus in windows 8 Forum Just reinstalled windows after having a virus but not getting all my drivers I had before? solution How to remove security tool virus on windows 7 Forum SolvedWindows 7 Home Premium Reinstallation Virus Forum SolvedHow to remove Linpus Linux 3.6.0 and reinstall windows 7 solution SolvedCan anyone tell me how to remove windows 7 os completely from my computer, and then re-install? solution Does "Remove everything and reinstall Windows" option format drives other than the one having windows? solution Will refreshing my Windows 8 remove viruses? solution If i removed virus win32/folstart by windows essential security will the data be lost solution Help, need advice on a VIRUS and windows 8 reinstallation solution SolvedSYSTEM.exe virus Help to remove PLease solution Removing Second Hard Drive And Reinstalling Windows Forum Can my damaged wireless be fixed by removing and re-installing windows xp pro Forum Windows 8 reinstall, or a bunch of advice on how to remove a bunch of shit. solution More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !