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my usb flash drive is corroupted by a virus/malware


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#1 atman1949

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:18 AM

now it displays shortcuts and delets any files I add to it. and a mystrious .trash file appears all the time . cleaned it using eset smart security but no use !
 
waiting your reply, thank you .
 
please if you can notify my through my mail ( Removed to protect from SpamBots ) I would be grateful as I may forget to open the fourm

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:33 AM

Hello atman1949, 
 
This is most likely to be a malware and if your data is really important it's best to contact a specialist, so that you minimise the risk of data loss. On the other hand - if you don't need the contents you can perform a full format on the drive, but first of all make sure that your PC is free of viruses or malware. There are many third party softwares that can help, but I can not give a particular advice on that. The best solution of your problem that I found in a reliable source is this: 
Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd then click on OK.
If your flash drive has a letter G:
Enter this command.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
You can use the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste it.
Note : Don't forget to replace g: with your flash drive letter if it is any other.
Now press "Enter".
Now check for your files.
 
After that, it is advisable that you download a trusted malware protection software and perform a full scan on both your drive and PC. 
 
Hope this was helpful, best regards, Citizen_WD


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

 

Hello atman1949, 
 
This is most likely to be a malware and if your data is really important it's best to contact a specialist, so that you minimise the risk of data loss. On the other hand - if you don't need the contents you can perform a full format on the drive, but first of all make sure that your PC is free of viruses or malware. There are many third party softwares that can help, but I can not give a particular advice on that. The best solution of your problem that I found in a reliable source is this: 
Click on "Start" -->Run --> type cmd then click on OK.
If your flash drive has a letter G:
Enter this command.
attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*
You can use the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and paste it.
Note : Don't forget to replace g: with your flash drive letter if it is any other.
Now press "Enter".
Now check for your files.
 
After that, it is advisable that you download a trusted malware protection software and perform a full scan on both your drive and PC. 
 
Hope this was helpful, best regards, Citizen_WD

 

 

thank you :)

 I 've already solved it , I downloaded a free tool called usbfix . it worked like a charm , cleaned my pc and usb and also restored all my files

 

thanks for trying to help






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