I have a somewhat hypothetical situation where I need to re-image a machine using a USB thumb drive, however I cannot be certain that the drive itself is malware free. It is the only thumb drive that I have at my disposal.
The machine that I need to re-image is more than likely infected with some type of malware, so I cannot be sure that wiping a removable drive from that computer will actually wipe it without having it re-infected. Something that I thought might mitigate risk of exposure to another machine would be to use the infected machine and enable BitLocker To Go encryption on the removable drive so if anything malicious was on the drive it would be contained within a encrypted volume, making it safe to wipe on another machine as long as I did not decrypt it.
Would this work or is there something that I'm not considering?