How to remove Write Protected USB Flash Drive? [Closed]

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Hi,

I can't remove the "Write Protection" of my flash drive. I tried a few different steps how to remove the "Write Protection", but got no luck.

Steps I tried:

1. StorageDevicePolicies from Registry Editor (regedit)
- Run regedit.exe with admin privilege.
- Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\"
- Create a new Key named "StorageDevicePolicies" or just find and click it.
- Create a DWORD (32-bit) value named "WriteProtect" or just click and modify it's value from 1 to 0.
- Reboot PC.
- Insert flash drive and format it.
- Tried to format it in exFAT, and default FAT32 (STILL THE SAME: "The disk is write protected.").

2. DISKPART - CLEAR READONLY from Command Prompt (CMD)
- Run cmd.exe with admin privilege.
- Enter "diskpart".
- Enter "list disk" or "list volume" (I tried both).
- Enter "select disk #" / "select volume #"
- Enter "attributes disk clear readonly". (Disk attributes cleared successfully. But STILL THE SAME: "The disk is write protected." whenever I format it.)
- Enter "attributes volume clear readonly". (Virtual Disk Service error: The operation is not supported on removable media.)

3. DISKPART - CLEAN (CMD)
- Run cmd.exe with admin privilege.
- Enter "diskpart"
- Enter "list disk"
- Enter "select disk #"
- Enter "clean". (DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error).

Actually there is a malware detected by Windows Defender every time I'm using step #3. But Defender can't remove this malware from my flash drive. I think it's because my flash drive is in "Write Protected" state. Malware found: VBScript Jenxcus and CplLnk.A .

Any suggestions?

Opensource antimalware software? Any effective formatting utility? For 32-bit PC.

Please provide a link to all programs you suggest where I can download it.

Thanks in advance!

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Hello There,

Problem seems different, was reading this on net..
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/storage/remove-write-protection-usb-3633096/


check if this helps you!!!

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