Files lost in pen drive due to virus

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KKSA Posts 1 Registration date Monday August 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen August 20, 2013 - Aug 20, 2013 at 01:22 AM
carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 - Aug 20, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Hello,
I lost my files in a folder of pen drive, when I used in a PC. Now the folder is showing empty. Pls help me to retrieve files on that folder.


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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,172
Aug 20, 2013 at 05:08 AM
This type issue could be caused by a USB virus. It will spread to all of your USB memory devices and hard disk.

Here is a tool to remove the virus and vaccinate your USB against further viruses.


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 usb devices (Flash drive, pen drive. External HD etc...) don't open them.

Double click sur UsbFix.exe.

Click on deletion
.
Let the tool work.

Ambucias
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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 125
Aug 20, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Hello,
Try this 1
1) First remove the autorun.inf file.
Click on the below link and download the file "AutorunExterminator"
https://ccm.net/downloads/security-and-maintenance/5911-autorun-exterminator/
Extract it --> Double-click on "AutorunExterminator" --> Plug your pendrive now.
This will remove the autorun.inf files from drives and plug your handy drive to remove the autorun.inf file from it also.
[Note : Make sure Dot Net Framework is installed in your PC.
OR
Click on the below link and download the Dot Net Framework.
https://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/]
2) Copy the folder into one of your drive and check if you can remove the hidden option. If the problem still exists then create a new folder (Example: Test) and copy the contents which are there in the infected folder to the new folder "Test".
Good Luck
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