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Partitioning and Viruses

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December 15, 2009 7:44:29 PM

I found a virus and my system shut down on its own, I have done banking on this computer so I want this virus gone, I have two partitions and already have Windows XP installed. Now I was planning on deleting and reformatting with Vista. If I go to C and delete then add vista, does that mean I have two operating systems on my computer xp and vista? Should I delete D as well then if I do, do I have to install vista on D and C:?

Please advise

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December 15, 2009 8:46:19 PM

You don't mention using an anti-virus product.

I agree that the most certain way to zap viruses is a reformat but it seems worth trying a free product like AVG or Avast first.
December 15, 2009 11:22:33 PM

skarrlette said:
I found a virus and my system shut down on its own, I have done banking on this computer so I want this virus gone, I have two partitions and already have Windows XP installed. Now I was planning on deleting and reformatting with Vista. If I go to C and delete then add vista, does that mean I have two operating systems on my computer xp and vista? Should I delete D as well then if I do, do I have to install vista on D and C:?

Please advise


If you are doing anything on the internet where you give out information about yourself (especially banking), then having anti spyware or anti virus software is a must. You can download and install Microsoft security essentials, which is what I am using right now. Its free for you to download and install, as long as the OS is genuine.
December 18, 2009 8:34:44 PM

Thanks both answers were informative this is a work in progress because I am complete newbie, no expert I am learning as I go along. I have posted another new question for a new problem.

Thanks
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