How to Retrieve Data from Virus Infected Pen Drive?

Written by Lucy John on April 24, 2023

Viruses are harmful programs designed to penetrate and destroy files and folders from storage devices, these viruses can infect any storage drives without giving prior warning. This holds true for your internally hard drive and even USB-based drives such as an external hard drive, pen drives, flash drives etc. Viruses can infect your USB drive if it is connected to an infected computer. However you can scan and delete viruses present in your removable USB drive using Windows "Command Prompt" utility, follow the below steps to commence the operation.

This process helps you remove viruses from your USB drive. But one major disadvantages of using this method is it removes viruses along with the files which are infected. So in such case, if the deleted file is important then you can make use of recovery software such as Yodot File Recovery to retrieve it back

Restore files from USB drive after virus attack

Yodot File Recovery software provides all the necessary steps and information that can help you recover files from virus infected USB drives, this software securely and effortlessly converts shortcut file into original file from hard drives, USB pen drives, memory cards, FireWire drives, etc. Furthermore the tool easily retrieves data from virus infected pen drive, external hard drive, internal hard drive, memory cards and other storage drives. It supports data recovery from Lexar flash drive, ADATA, SanDisk, LaCie, Sony, Transcend, Toshiba, and other leading branded USB drives.

Steps to recover files from virus infected flash drive

Preventive Measures:

  • Avoid using USB on public computers and use it only with computers that are safe
  • It is good idea to scan your USB drive before accessing files from it

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