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Bruinator    31

I was wondering if a person did a fresh install of windows 10 with all software, drivers and what not so it was exactly how I wanted it. Performed an Image of the PC using acronis true image 2019. Then used the PC for a few months and was hit with a virus.  Would it be necessary to restore the image and the PC was just like you had it or would I have to do a fresh install of win 10 and then restore it?

 

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Jim K    12,612

huh?  You can either restore from the image (counting on the image isn't infected) or "Reset This PC" (removing everything).  How do you know you have a virus?  Have you ran antivirus software that showed you have a virus...if so what is the name?  Have you tried to have the antivirus software remove the virus?

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xendrome    5,289

That's kind of the point of Acronis or imaging.

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Bruinator    31
2 hours ago, Jim K said:

huh?  You can either restore from the image (counting on the image isn't infected) or "Reset This PC" (removing everything).  How do you know you have a virus?  Have you ran antivirus software that showed you have a virus...if so what is the name?  Have you tried to have the antivirus software remove the virus?

I dont have a virus. Just was wondering.

1 hour ago, xendrome said:

That's kind of the point of Acronis or imaging.

I see. So that is all one would have to do. Good to know. Thx

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spacelordmaster    62

Personally this is what I do:

 

1. I install Windows with all the drivers, apps and games I am going to use. Set it up the way I want it.

2. Make an image using Acronis True Image

 

If anything happens, virus attack, malfunction, etc - I recall the image and boom, everything is back to normal. Beats having to spend endless hours re-installing everything again.

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