Will installing linux mint erase windows viruses?

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radicaltad
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Will installing linux mint erase windows viruses?

Post by radicaltad » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 am

So I have an old computer that was basically given every virus known to man. From what I remember there were over 20k viruses and we called the support number that came up on screen so it's been hacked to high hell. I think I can fix it by wiping the entire thing through the linux mint startup. The version I have is 18.3 Sylvia MATE x64-bit. I need to know if the viruses can be wiped or disabled (since I won't be using windows and will be going full-on linux) so can they?

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Re: Will installing linux mint erase windows viruses?

Post by jimallyn » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 am

Installing Mint will be the end of all those viruses. Including the Windows virus.
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Re: Will installing linux mint erase windows viruses?

Post by radicaltad » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:46 am

thank you

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