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Virus on Camera SD card - pictures gone!?

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#1 Daxxa


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:47 AM

I am currently travelling and have been using my camera memory card in various different computers to upload photos. I think I must have picked up a virus from one of them because the folders that were originally on the card have become .exe files and I cannot now access them. After I put the card into this computer an antivirus software detected the viruses and removed them, now when I look into the root of the SD card it appears to be empty however, the data and photos still take up memory on the card yet I cannot view them. Is there any way I can get these photos back as they are 3 months worth of travelling south america and it would obviously be infuriating to lose them all!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:35 PM


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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:27 PM

May I ask what you used to remove the virus from the card?
I would recommend a follow-up scan with this:

Please download
Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Hold down the Shift key when inserting the drive until Windows detects it to keep autorun.inf from executing if it is present.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: As part of its routine, Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive that was plugged in when you ran it. Do not delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection by keeping the autorun file from being installed on the root drive and running other malicious files.

Can you rename the .exe back to what they were?

Edited by garmanma, 05 May 2009 - 08:30 PM.

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