Virus damaged memory card [Solved/Closed]

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Hello, I cannot view pics on my camera card on any PC or at walmart photo machine, BUT I can view them in the camera. I tried connecting the camera to the PC, but no success there. How can I access the pics? The virus files do not show anymore, but I don't know if the virus is still there. HeLP!



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Hi, thanks for the input. I already tried that. I've called around to different computer repair places, and found a place that says they'll retrieve pics, and put them on a disc for $20..... others would charge more. So, I guess I'll have to do that, unless any other way comes up!

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Hi 1953golfer,

As you mentioned you suspect virus in the memory card, connect the memory card to the computer and scan using a good antivirus. This will remove any traces of harmful files/programs from the computer.

Do reply with results.
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Hello,

How do you know there were virus files ?

What where they ?

How do you connect the card to your computer ?

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when I put the card in, it showed folders entitled "sex", "porn" and "password".
Not very subtle, huh?

My camera has a printer & docking station, which connects to the computer. But, I can't view the pics that way either. The Toshiba person told me the card had been damaged... think she's right!

I'll take it to a pro tech repair guy, says he can do it for $20
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Hello

Try this:

Download UsbFix (created by El Desaparecido) on your desktop.

http://ccm.net/download/download-24089-usbfix

If your antivirus gives an alert, ignore it and temporarily deactivate the antivirus.
Plug in your device don't open it.

Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
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Let the tool work.

At the end of the scan a report will show which you can copy and paste here..

The report is save at the root ( C:\UsbFix.txt ).

This could very well save you $20. It can't hurt.

Good luck
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Hello,

I Think this solution is effective even I didn't tried this one. will use this soon. Thanks for posting mate.

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Thanks, I'll remember it for the future, it may have worked! But... Turns out a local tech shop did it for $!5. He had to scan & clean out bad files first, then put it in some kindof machine, (reader) which he thought would take about 6 hrs to put on a dvd. So, I got back by 900 pics! Next time I'll have a backup!
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Oh well !

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

The virus must have come from a computer, so be careful. Running USB Fix and Malwarebyte on your machine cannot hurt.

Thank you very much for your feedback.