Methods to Recover Lost Files from Trojan Virus Attack

How to Recover Lost Files from Trojan Virus Attack

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Dec 14, 2020 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Files • Proven solutions


Is it possible to Recover Lost Files after a Trojan Attack?

Virus attacks are becoming increasingly common these days, especially in Windows PCs. Despite taking the necessary precautions, there is always a chance of encountering a malicious program while on the internet. One of the most common such viruses is a Trojan horse, or simply- a Trojan. We have to protect our computers from various viruses like WannaCry ransomware.

Trojans are malicious programs that infect computers by misleading users of their actual intent. These Trojans can lead to a huge data loss in the computer/PC that they affect. If a Trojan affects your PC and you have lost your files, then do not be worried- it is possible to recover files from the Trojan virus. As you read ahead, we will discuss the 2 most common lost file recovery methods for Trojan attacks.

Solution 1: Recover files from Trojan Virus using CMD

To recover files from the Trojan virus in a Windows PC, you can make use of the inbuilt Command Prompt or the 'CMD'. With this method, you do not need any additional lost file recovery software. The steps that you have to follow to recover files from the Trojan Virus using CMD are:

  1. Open CMD by typing 'cmd' in the search bar or run option.
  2. In the Window that opens, type attrib "-h -r -s /s /d drive letter:\*.*" (without the quotes). The drive letter here is the infected drive. For instance, if you are trying to recover data from F drive you will type attrib " -h -r -s /s /d F:\*.* ". Now press enter
  3. Windows will now begin to repair the particular hard drive affected by the Trojan virus.

You can use this method to recover files from the Trojan virus in any external hard disk or memory device as well. It may take a while to repair. Once done, you can open the drive to see all the files affected by the virus.

This is not the most sophisticated of techniques- and may not work in every case. If the files you were looking for did not appear with this method- then do not worry- for the next solution is just what you need.

Solution2: Recover files from Trojan attack with Recoverit

Recoverit data recovery is the most trusted lost file recovery software in the market, used by over 500,000 users worldwide. With Recoverit, you get the choice of recovering the files that you need – and no other useless data. You can search for specific files and memory areas, save your search results to resume recovery at your convenience, and do a lot more with this lost file recovery software.

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You can use this tool to recover files from the Trojan virus in just a few simple steps as highlighted below:

Step 1 Select a Data Recovery Mode

To recovery files from the Trojan virus, you can select the "Virus Attack Data Recovery" mode to start to perform deleted files recovery, click the "Next" button to process.

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Step 2 Select the location of the disk

To recover files from the Trojan virus, you have to select the disk or logical partition that is affected by the Trojan.

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Step 3 Deep Scan your lost files

At first, Recoverit will start a quick scan to search files from disk. If you cannot find your lost files after the scan, you can try the "All-Around Recovery" mode to deep scan and search for more files. While it will take more time.

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Step 4 Preview and recover your lost files

The time that the scan takes varies on your hard disk size. Larger memory means that it will take more time. After it is done, all the lost files that can be recovered will be shown. The preview feature lets you check the files before you recover them. Select the useful files, choose the location to recover them to and then click on recover to get your lost files.

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A few Tips for Recover Lost Files

It is easy to Recover Files from Trojan Virus with Recoverit data recovery, but if you take care of a few additional things, then you can get better results and even prevent such situations from occurring again.

These simple yet highly effective tips will help you ensure better data security for your PC. Recoverit is available for Mac users as well- and offers equally stunning results. With this highly versatile lost file recovery software, you do not have to lose your data to Trojan and other virus attacks ever again!

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