Partitioning and Viruses

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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