"My USB flash drive was attacked by a virus last night. Most of the files on the drive, my photos and videos were deleted. I need to get them back but how? Any solution to help me recover deleted files from virus-infected USB flash drive."
The USB flash drive can easily infect by a virus and caused the files to get deleted or corrupted, also the virus will damage the USB flash drive. But don't worry, on the following we will show you the best way to help you recover files from virus attack USB flash drives.
After the virus attack and got files lost, you should not save any new data on the drive. The first important thing is to get anti-virus software to scan the USB flash drive to clean and remove the virus. The anti-virus software such as Norton, Avast, Quick Heal, AVG, McAfee, etc. After removing the virus and follow the guide to get your data back.
On the following solution, you can try to recover deleted files from virus-infected USB without software. When the data lost or inaccessible on the drive due to virus attack, first you can try to use the Command Prompt (cmd) to recover virus-infected files.
If the cmd solution failed to retrieve your deleted files back, or the steps are more complicated for you. You can follow the next solution to recover files from virus-infected USB flash drive with Recoverit Data Recovery software. It is a professional USB flash drive recovery program that can easily help you recover deleted files from infected USB drive.
Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, connect the infected USB flash drive to the PC. Follow the next steps to perform USB drive data recovery on Windows computer.
Step 1. With Recoverit Data Recovery software on the computer, select the "External Devices Recovery" mode to get started.
Step 2. Make sure the drive detected on PC, select it, and click Next to proceed.
Step 3. The USB drive recovery will start scanning the drive to search your files, it will take for a while to scanning the drive.
Step 4. The software supports to preview some recovered photos, select your files, and retrieve back by clicking "Recover" button.
Note: Get a safe storage device to save all recovered files, in case the data files get lost or infected again.
Recoverit Data Recovery software can easily get the virus-infected deleted files back, also it can recover deleted files from SD memory cards, external hard drives, cameras, and mobile phones. Download it as below and get your data back.