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External hdd infected

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#1 Juggyb


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:26 PM

Recently my 1 tb extrenal hdd is been infected by virus. When i open my hdd it says this folder is empty. Whilst my hdd have 900 gb of data.
What should i do ?? Plzz suggest me a solution so that i wont loose any of my data

Edited by hamluis, 13 September 2013 - 07:20 AM.
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#2 wing987


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:31 PM

run a good antivirus scan on the hard drive, then download and install malwarebytes and run a scan on that hd with malwarebytes.  Repeat both scans a couple of times.


If the problem continues to occur, you might just need to reformat your hard drive, or completely toss it and buy a new one. That however is not what your wanting to do. Best of luck!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

You can also run ESET Onlne scanner and select the Drive to scan. The option can be found under Additional Settings.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:08 PM

Download MCShield to your desktop and install
It will initially run a scan and show the result as a toaster by the system clock
Then in the control centre select scanner and tick unhide items on flash drives
Plug in the drive and McShield will start a scan
Then get the log which will be here :
Start > all programs > MCShield > logs > all scans

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