Backstory: I got infected while installing some shady software and at that time I kept Windows Defender off, (I have very much faith on my shady website) by turning its features off. But when I started noticing some weird behavior, I enabled Windows Defender and got tons of alerts and went to neutralize the threat. But could not turn on the cloud-based protection and sample submission as they got disabled.
Nevertheless, I ran a scan from Windows Defender and let it catch the trojan that got inside. In all this chaos, I had a Malwarebytes free edition exe in download folder, so I installed it and run a scan that also caught viruses and some registry entries. Till this point, I was completely freaked out and ran multiple scans by Malwarebytes while Windows Defender was on Full Scan. Malwarebytes was assuring me that the threat was neutralized.
Since cloud-based protection was still offline in Windows Defender, I ran some commands to edit the registry value and was able to turn it back on. But after a couple of minutes, Malwarebytes start sending messages about a script that is trying to connect to some mining site to download crypto miners and it won't stop. Every minute a pop-up appears warning me and Malwarebytes could not terminate the shell process that was causing it, only to stop the download from that site. I manually tracked down and killed the process and then deleted all the temp files created by the virus.
After this I stopped the Windows Defender full scan and it showed a threat, neutralized it and ran multiple times quick scan by both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes I also verified all the registry entries by a program 'autorun' as told by google everything was clean (At least what the system was telling me) but due to failure of Malwarebytes in deleting all registry values and stopping shell script.
I went extreme and triggered the "Reset PC" tool in Windows, choosing the "Remove Everything" option. The reset was completed but the data in my 2 other partitions (D and E) is still there.
Now my biggest fear is whether the virus can still be in any of those drives and can act behind the scenes in the system while keeping itself out of the radar of Windows Defender. Since resetting I have run 2 full scans and an offline scan.
So, should I completely believe that my computer is completely clean and there is no hidden virus or trojan remaining or any other setting or its components because my files do get survived the reset even after selecting completed data removal?